René Weis

Professor René Weis was educated at the University of Edinburgh, the Università per stranieri di Perugia, and at UCL, where he has worked since 1980. He is a Shakespeare editor, biographer and historian who has published a number of books including Shakespeare Revealed: A Biography (2007) and The Real Traviata: The Song of Marie Duplessis (2015).

Interviews with René Weis

René Weis on The Best Plays of Shakespeare

In the second of a Five Books series marking the 400th year since the world’s most popular playwright’s death, eminent Shakespearean René Weis picks his five favourite plays, and explains why King Lear will change your life.

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