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My Pandemic Project: A new translation of Abel Lefranc’s Sous le Masque de William Shakespeare, originally published in 1918-1919. If you’re going to be quarantined at home for 18 months, why not translate a century-old French academic work?

Unencumbered by the national pride and tradition that had encouraged British academics to ascribe the greatest literary works of humankind to the secular saint of Stratford-upon-Avon, Abel Lefranc’s refreshing perspective and analysis still resonate one hundred years later.

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