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Obituary for Richard Hosley
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1935  Tuesday, 26 October 2004

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Date:           Monday, 25 Oct 2004 15:58:15 -0400
Subject:        Obituary for Richard Hosley

If members of the Shakespeare list are not already aware, they may want
to know that Richard Hosley died last month.

Arizona Daily Star, The (Tucson, AZ) - September 22, 2004

Richard M. Hosley

Professor of English literature and Shakespearean scholar, died
September 19, 2004, after a long illness. He was 83 years old.  Richard
was the son of McDowell and Marian Hosley. He was born in New York City
in 1921 and grew up in NY and East Dennis, MA. He attended Phillips
Exeter Academy and Yale University, where he earned bachelor's,
master's, and Ph.D. degrees. He served as an officer in the United
States Navy aboard a World War II minesweeper, "the 58", and recorded
his experiences in a journal (Aventine Press, 2003). Shortly after the
war he met Diana Adams Crawford, to whom he was married for 59 years. He
was a charming intellectual who adored his wife and daughters. He loved
literature, skiing, swimming, traveling in Europe and Mexico, speaking
romance languages, and reading children's literature to his daughters
and grandchildren. He taught English literature at the Naval Academy in
Annapolis, MD and went on to become a distinguished scholar, writing and
editing numerous books and articles on Shakespeare and the Elizabethan
Theater. He edited "Romeo and Juliet" for The Yale Shakespeare, and
served as an advisor for the construction on present-day Globe
playhouses in London, England, and Detroit, MI. He was a professor of
English and Elizabethan Drama at the University of Arizona for 25 years.
He taught at the Universities of Virginia, Missouri, New York,
Princeton, and Washington before moving to Tucson in 1963.

Richard is survived by his wife, Diana; his three daughters, Pamela,
Deborah and Diana; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's
Association.

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