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John Russell Brown

The British Shakespeare Association is sad to announce that John Russell Brown passed away on 26th August. John was made an Honorary Fellow of the British Shakespeare Association last year in recognition of his exemplary contribution to British Shakespeare.

An eminent Shakespeare scholar and editor, John also established one of the country’s first university Drama departments at Birmingham and later ran the scripts department at the National Theatre. In addition to his academic and theatrical achievements, he helped bring Shakespeare to the wider public as a television presenter and children’s author. A full obituary is available in The Guardian.

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