6751Fwd: BYRON--DEATH OF ANNE BARTON
- Nov 16, 2013
Peter Cochran just notified me about the death of Anne Barton—below is his short notice. A fuller obit from the LATimes may be found at the url below Peter’s notice.
OBITUARY: Anne Barton
We are sorry to announce that Professor Anne Barton, of Trinity College Cambridge, died on November 11th.
Internationally famous as a scholar of Shakespeare, Jonson, and renaissance drama, Anne was also a great admirer of Byron, and in addition to several papers and articles on the poet, published the excellent lecture Byron and the Mythology of Fact (Nottingham 1968; rpt. in Alice Levine, sel. and ed., Byron’s Poetry and Prose, Norton 2009) and the immensely useful students’ introduction Byron: Don Juan (Cambridge: CUP 1992). She was the natural choice to write the essay Byron and Shakespeare in Drummond Bone’s Cambridge Companion to Byron (C.U.P. 2004).
Anne was also well-known as a lover of cookery and cats. - P.C.