Anthony Davies

Anthony Davies was born in Johannesburg. After attending schools in South Africa he read for a BA degree at Rhodes University, studying English Literature and History as major subjects. He later read for an Honours degree in English Literature and completed a MA in the Teaching of English Literature at the University of Exeter. It was there that he first developed his interest in Shakespeare and Film. He later read for a doctorate in this field at the Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham) and then returned to South Africa where he lectured in the English departments of two universities before being appointed Professor and head of the Department of English at the University of Fort Hare. Among his publications are his book, Filming Shakespeare’s Plays (CUP 1988) and Shakespeare and the Moving Image, a collection of essays co-edited with Professor Stanley Wells (CUP 1994). He has also published widely in journals and has contributed essays to volumes compiled by other editors, on Shakespeare in both film and theatre. For the last eighteen years he has lived and worked in England. Since his retirement he has become a much sought-after speaker on a range of subjects which include film, Shakespeare in performance, music, angling and growing up in South Africa.

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