Shirley, Frances A.

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SHIRLEY, Frances A.

SHIRLEY, Frances A. American, b. 1931. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Theatre. Career: Professor Emerita of English, Wheaton College, Norton, MA, 1996- (Instructor, 1960-63; Assistant Professor, 1963-67; Associate Professor, 1967-73; Assistant Dean, 1963; Chairman of Dept., 1972- 81; Director, Program for Writing Competence, 1977-79; A. Howard Meneely Research Professor, 1980-81; Associate Provost, 1984-88; Professor, 1973-96). Instructor, Johns Hopkins McCoy College, 1955-56. Publications: Shakespeare's Use of Off-Stage Sound, 1963; Swearing and Perjury in Shakespeare's Plays, 1979. EDITOR: J. Webster, Devil's Law-Case, 1972; King John and Henry VIII: Critical Essays, 1988. Address: Dept of English, Wheaton College, Norton, MA 02766, U.S.A.