Davison, Peter (Hobley)

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DAVISON, Peter (Hobley)

DAVISON, Peter (Hobley). British, b. 1926. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: University of Birmingham, England, lecturer, 1965-70, senior lecturer, 1970-73; St. David's University College, Lampeter, Dyfed, England, professor of English, 1973-79; University of Kent, professor of English and American literature, 1979-85; writer. Fellow at University of Birmingham's Shakespeare Institute, 1964-65 and 1971-72; Cecil Oldman Lecturer at University of Leeds, 1984; visiting professor in performing arts at Westfield College, London, 1986-89; De Montfort University, Leicester, research professor, 1992-2001; NEW1, Wrexham, 2001-. OBE, 1999. Publications: Futures Valuing of Greasy Wool Clips, 1961; The Rocks (screenplay), 1963; The Contexts of English (monograph), 1975; The Seven Deceits (dance drama), 1978; Henry V in the Context of the Popular Dramatic Tradition (monograph), 1981; Contemporary Drama and the Popular Dramatic Tradition in England, 1982; Popular Appeal in English Drama to 1850, 1982; Hamlet: Text and Performance, 1983; Sheridan: A Case Book, 1986; Henry V: Masterguide, 1986; (comp. of bib. and contrib.) Pelican Guide to American Literature, 1987; Othello: The Critical Debate, 1988; George Orwell: A Literary Life, 1996. EDITOR: Songs of the British Music Hall: A Critical Study, 1971; (and contrib.) New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, 1900-1950, 1972; (and contrib.) Theatrum Redivivum, 17 vols., 1972; (and contrib.) Year's Work in English Studies, 1984-85; The First Quarto of King Richard III, 1996; The Complete Works of George Orwell, 20 vols., 1998. EDITOR WITH R. MEYERSOHN AND E. SHILS: Literary Taste, Culture and Mass Communication, 14 vols., 1978-80; Orwell in Spain, 2001; Orwell and Politics, 2001; Orwell and the Dispossessed, 2001; Orwell's England, 2001; Service for Worship, 2001. Editor of editions of various works including William Shakespeare's plays. Contributor to periodicals. Address: 1 Hughes Close, Marlborough SN8 1TN, England.