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Alexander Leggatt

Dramaturge of King Lear. Teaching: Dr. Leggatt is professor emeritus of English at University College, University of Toronto. A holder of the Guggenheim and Killam fellowships, he has given lectures and conference papers in several countries around the world. Publications: His books include Shakespeare’s Comedy of Love (1974), Shakespeare’s Political Drama (1988), English Stage Comedy 1490-1990: Five Centuries of a Genre (1998) and Shakespeare’s Tragedies: Violation and Identity (2005). He is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy (2002). Awards: In 1995 he received an Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and in 1998 received the Faculty Award in the University of Toronto Alumni Awards of Excellence. In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.