Leslie Dutton Downer

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

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