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Barbara A. Mowat

Barbara A. Mowat (1934–2017) was the Director of Research Emerita at the Folger Shakespeare Library, consulting editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, and editor (with Paul Werstine) of the Folger Shakespeare Library editions of Shakespeare's works. Her major fields of research included Shakespeare's dramatic romances, early modern printed dramatic texts, and Shakespeare's reading practices. She received an MA in English literature from the University of Virginia, a PhD in English literature from Auburn University, and Doctorates of Humane Letters from Amherst College, St. Johns University, and Washington College. Prior to her work at the Folger, she was Hollifield Professor of English Literature at Auburn University and later Dean of the College at Washington College. She served as president of the Shakespeare Association of America, president of the Southeast Renaissance Conference, chair of the MLA committee on the New Variorum Shakespeare, and was a member of the advisory board of the International Shakespeare Conference.

Books by Barbara A. Mowat :

Old Age

Journey into Simplicity
Foreword by Thomas Moore
Introduction by Barbara A. Mowat