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Anthony Parr

Anthony Parr is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and is a full-time reader at the Huntington Library in California.  He has edited a wide range of dramatic texts from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, including two plays by Ben Jonson and Three Renaissance Travel Plays (Manchester 1995), and is the author of a number of essays on early modern travel writing and cartography. His latest book is entitled Renaissance Mad Voyages (Ashgate, 2015), a study of the way in which the ancient trope of the fantastic voyage is activated in English travel and related enterprises as well as in literary uses of the voyage motif during the early modern period.

For the Oxford Marston he is editing Histriomastix.