Leslie Dunton-Downer earned a BA, with specialization in Ancient Greek, from Harvard, where she returned for a Ph.D. with distinction in Comparative Literature. Her graduate work focused on English and other languages and literature of western medieval Europe. Dunton-Downer coauthored the acclaimed Essential Shakespeare Handbook and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Books in order of publication:
Essential Shakespeare Handbook – 2004
Opera – 2006
The English is Coming!: How One Language is Sweeping the World – 2010
Shakespeare: His Life and Works – 2021