• Independent consultant (mainly, defense, energy, environment) to private- and public-sector clients • Independent scholar (specialty: Shakespeare) • Intermittent full- or part-time teacher for 45 years in single-sex private and coed public secondary schools, community colleges, and four-year universities • Civic activist mainly in public education, columnist, and letter writer • Army officer (intelligence) and Vietnam veteran • NAACP Life member since 1968 and feminist since before the movement • left-leaning Independent once a Yellow-Dog Democrat • Two children, three step-children, and six grandchildren • Leader of the pack of five dogs and two cats.


Ph.D., English literature and language, University of Michigan, 1973

M.A., English literature and language, University of Michigan, 1969

M.Ed., Secondary Education (English), Cornell University, 1964

B.A., English & philosophy, Cornell University, 1962

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Other Publications

“Who Wooed Desdemona? The Crux at Othello III, iii, 94.”  Notes and Queries, 64.2 (June 2017): 284-287.

“Shakespeare’s Hand Unknown in Sir Thomas More: Thompson, Dawson, and the Futility of the Paleographic Argument.” Shakespeare Quarterly, 67.2 (Summer 2016): 180-203.

Shakespearean Tragedy as Chivalric Romance: RethinkingMacbeth, Hamlet, Othello, andKing Lear.  2ndedn., revised and enlarged.  2014.



“What Kind of Play Is Troilus and Cressida?”  Explorations in Renaissance Culture, 39.2 (Winter 2013): 41-52.

“Othello’s Jealousy: From Textual Crux to Critical Conundrum.”  Discoveries in Renaissance Culture.  Online Publications of the South-Central Renaissance Conference, 29.1 (Spring 2012).

“Roles, Wrongs, and Revenge: Malvolio in Twelfth Night.” The Shakespeare Newsletter, 59.3 No. 279 (Winter 2009/2010): 101-02, 110.

“What Means a Knight?: Red Cross Knight and Edgar.”  Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive Opposites. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008.  226-41.

“Is Renaissance Shakespeare Medieval or Modern?” Discoveries in Renaissance Culture. Online Publications of the South-Central Renaissance Conference, 25.1 (Spring 2008).

Shakespearean Tragedy as Chivalric Romance: RethinkingMacbeth, Hamlet, Othello, andKing Lear.  Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2003.

Review of Shakespeare after Theory, by David Scott Kastan. Comparative Drama35.1 (Spring 2001): 125-38.

King Horn: A Prose Rendition.  (Copyrighted 1987, 1989, 1994, 1999).

“A Bibliography of Dramatic Adaptations of Medieval Romances and Renaissance Chivalric Romances First Available in English through 1616.”  Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama, XXVIII (1985 [1986]): 87-109.

“Shakespeare’s Hand in Sir Thomas More: Some Aspects of the Paleographic Argument.”  Shakespeare StudiesVIII (1975): 241-53.

Review of The Dark Ages and the Age of Gold, by Russell Fraser.  Modern Language Review70 (1975): 384-85.

“Watermarks in the Manuscript of Sir Thomas Moreand a Possible Collation.”  Shakespeare QuarterlyXXVI.1 (Winter, 1975): 66-69.

“An Appraisal of Alfred de Vigny’s Le More de Veniseand its Place in the History of the French Theatre.”  Rackham Literary Studies 1972, No. 3 (Fall 1973): 51-63.

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