L. C. Knights (2370 words)

  • Chris Joyce (University of Cambridge)
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L. C. Knights was one of the most distinguished Shakespeare scholars of the twentieth century and an exemplary literary teacher and critic. His name remains most closely associated with his earliest published essay, How Many Children Had Lady Macbeth? (1933), which challenged the Bradleyan approach to character in Shakespeare. It was and remains – despite Knights’ demurrals – a radical challenge to thinking about the nature of Shakespearean drama. Many other works followed, principally concerning the literature of the Elizabethan age and the earlier seventeenth century. Knights ended his career as King Edward VII Professor of English Literature in the University of Cambridge, after periods at Manchester, Sheffield and …

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Joyce, Chris. "L. C. Knights". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 October 2008
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