Edmond Malone (4 October 1741 – 25 May 1812) was an Irish Shakespearean scholar and editor of the works of William Shakespeare. Assured of an income after the death of his father in 1774, Malone was able to give up his law practice for at first political and then more congenial literary pursuits. He went to London, where he frequented literary and artistic circles. He regularly visited Samuel Johnson and was of great assistance to James Boswell in revising and proofreading his Life, four of the later editions of which he annotated. He was friendly with Sir Joshua Reynolds, and sat for a portrait now in the National Portrait Gallery.

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  • Edmond Malone (4 October 1741 – 25 May 1812) was an Irish Shakespearean scholar and editor of the works of William Shakespeare. Assured of an income after the death of his father in 1774, Malone was able to give up his law practice for at first political and then more congenial literary pursuits. He went to London, where he frequented literary and artistic circles. He regularly visited Samuel Johnson and was of great assistance to James Boswell in revising and proofreading his Life, four of the later editions of which he annotated. He was friendly with Sir Joshua Reynolds, and sat for a portrait now in the National Portrait Gallery. He was one of Reynolds' executors, and published a posthumous collection of his works (1798) with a memoir. Horace Walpole, Edmund Burke, George Canning, Oliver Goldsmith, Lord Charlemont, and, at first, George Steevens, were among Malone's friends. Encouraged by Charlemont and Steevens, he devoted himself to the study of Shakespearean chronology, and the results of his "An Attempt to Ascertain the Order in Which the Plays Attributed to Shakspeare Were Written" (1778), which finally made it conceivable to try to patch together a biography of Shakespeare through the plays themselves, are still largely accepted. This was followed in 1780 by two supplementary volumes to Steevens's version of Dr Johnson's Shakespeare, partly consisting of observations on the history of the Elizabethan stage, and of the text of doubtful plays; and this again, in 1783, by an appendix volume. His refusal to alter some of his notes to Isaac Reed's edition of 1785, which disagreed with Steevens's, resulted in a quarrel with the latter. Malone was also a central figure in the refutation of the claim that the Ireland Shakespeare forgeries were authentic works of the playwright, which many contemporary academics had believed. (en)
  • Edmond Malone (4 de octubre de 1741 - 25 de abril de 1812) fue un erudito y editor de las obras de William Shakespeare, de origen irlandés. Su nombre en ciertas ocasiones es escrito como «Edmund». (es)
  • Edmond Malone (Dublin, Irlande, 4 octobre 1741 – Londres, Royaume-Uni, 25 avril 1812 (à 70 ans)) est un érudit shakespearien et un directeur de publication ; il est le premier à avoir tenté d'établir une chronologie de l'œuvre de Shakespeare. On trouve parfois son prénom écrit Edmund. (fr)
  • Edmond (Edmund) Malone (* 4. Oktober 1741 in Dublin; † 25. April 1812 in London) war ein irischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Autor, der sich vor allem mit Leben und Werk von William Shakespeare befasste. (de)
  • Edmond Malone (4 de outubro de 1741 – 25 de abril de 1812) foi um erudito e editor das obras de William Shakespeare, de origem irlandesa. Seu nome em certas ocasiões é escrito como Edmund. (pt)
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  • Edmond Malone (4 de octubre de 1741 - 25 de abril de 1812) fue un erudito y editor de las obras de William Shakespeare, de origen irlandés. Su nombre en ciertas ocasiones es escrito como «Edmund». (es)
  • Edmond Malone (Dublin, Irlande, 4 octobre 1741 – Londres, Royaume-Uni, 25 avril 1812 (à 70 ans)) est un érudit shakespearien et un directeur de publication ; il est le premier à avoir tenté d'établir une chronologie de l'œuvre de Shakespeare. On trouve parfois son prénom écrit Edmund. (fr)
  • Edmond (Edmund) Malone (* 4. Oktober 1741 in Dublin; † 25. April 1812 in London) war ein irischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Autor, der sich vor allem mit Leben und Werk von William Shakespeare befasste. (de)
  • Edmond Malone (4 de outubro de 1741 – 25 de abril de 1812) foi um erudito e editor das obras de William Shakespeare, de origem irlandesa. Seu nome em certas ocasiões é escrito como Edmund. (pt)
  • Edmond Malone (4 October 1741 – 25 May 1812) was an Irish Shakespearean scholar and editor of the works of William Shakespeare. Assured of an income after the death of his father in 1774, Malone was able to give up his law practice for at first political and then more congenial literary pursuits. He went to London, where he frequented literary and artistic circles. He regularly visited Samuel Johnson and was of great assistance to James Boswell in revising and proofreading his Life, four of the later editions of which he annotated. He was friendly with Sir Joshua Reynolds, and sat for a portrait now in the National Portrait Gallery. (en)
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