John F.  Andrews Author of Evaluating Organization Development

John F. Andrews

The Shakespeare Guild

A former Editor of "Shakespeare Quarterly" (1974-85), John F. Andrews OBE has published two 3-volume Scribners reference sets on the playwright's world, work, and influence, and two multi-volume editions of Shakespeare's plays (one for Doubleday, another for Orion). He now presides over The Shakespeare Guild (, which presents the Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts and sponsors "Speaking of Shakespeare" programs in New York and elsewhere.

Subjects: History, Literature


Mr. Andrews has taught at several universities, among them Florida State and Georgetown, and he spent a decade as Director of Academic Programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library. For three years he was Deputy Director of Education Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he wrote a position paper, "Aiming Higher," for the U.S Department of Education. For several years he headed the DC branch of the English-Speaking Union. For more detail about his multifaceted career, visit, and click on the blue links.


    Princeton AB 1965, Harvard MAT 1966, Vanderbilt PhD 1971

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Mr. Andrews has written extensively about Shakespeare's language, with particular focus on what one learns from close scrutiny of the original 16th- and 17th-century printings. He has also focused on the ethical and theological issues that inform the poems and plays, and on the kind of catharsis that is essential to responding to them fully. Meanwhile, he has published and lectured frequently on the Lincoln assassination (and by extension the American Civil War) as a Shakespearean tragedy.        

Personal Interests

    A native of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Mr. Andrews now lives in Santa Fe, and he has developed a strong interest in Southwestern history and culture, with particular focus on the Santa Fe Railway and its partnership with the Fred Harvey Company. He serves on the board of radio station KSFR, and he now heads a Cultural Development Council that seeks to promote historic preservation and creative arts in a city that is known primarily for attractions such as Carlsbad Caverns National Park.  



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