Stephen Orgel is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor in the Humanities Department at Stanford. He has published widely on the political and historical aspects of Renaissance literature, theater, and art history. He has taught at Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley, and Johns Hopkins University, and has been visiting professor at universities throughout the world. In addition to his eight books, he has edited Ben Jonson’s masques, Christopher Marlowe’s poems and translations, the Oxford Authors’s John Milton, The Tempest and The Winter’s Tale in The Oxford Shakespeare, and several novels by Anthony Trollope and Edith Wharton in the Oxford World’s Classics series. He is a general editor of the New Pelican Shakespeare.
An Incomplete Eloquence
In his latest book, Renaissance scholar Stephen Orgel investigates what notes in the margins of books tell us about early modern existence....