Boas, Frederick Samuel

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BOAS, FREDERICK SAMUEL (1862–1957), literary scholar. Boas was professor of English at Queen's College, Belfast University (1901–05) and specialized in Shakespearean and Elizabethan studies. His works include Christopher Marlowe (1940) and introductions to Tudor and Stuart drama. Boas was a well-known Shakespearian scholar who first applied the term "problem plays" to Shakespeare's later comedies. His son, Guy Boas, was a prominent contributor to Punch.

[William D. Rubinstein (2nd ed.)]