The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1458 Friday 20 August 1999.
From: Stanley Wells <
Date: Friday, 20 Aug 1999 10:11:18 +0100
Subject: 10.1445 Re: Bullough
Comment: Re: SHK 10.1445 Re: Bullough
Here I am, patiently watching as the guessing goes on.
My wife was taught by Geoffrey Bullough. He once corrected a student who
pronounced his name as 'bullock.' I knew him quite well later. The
pronunciation both of us use when we speak of him, as we often do with
affection, is 'Bull-oh', rhyming with the first two syllables of
He was a kind, gentle, courteous man, full of encouragement both for his
students and for younger colleagues. And of course his 'Narrative and
Dramatic Sources' is a classic of Shakespeare scholarship. I sometimes
wonder whether anyone will give us a non-Narrative and Dramatic
counterpoint - Shakespeare's local sources.
Stanley Wells-a link with the past, as Max Beerbohm once spoke of
himself (not without his habitual irony).
Professor Stanley Wells
The Shakespeare Centre