Ebrington resident Professor Stanley Wells awarded CBE

Professor Stanley Wells was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Literature.

Professor Wells is a Shakespeare scholar who has been studying and writing about the Bard for most of his life and is known as the international leading authority on Shakespeare. He is Professor Emereritus in Shakespeare studies at the University of Birmingham and chairman of the Shakespeare Birthday Trust in Stratford upon Avon.

His favourite play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream but he believes that the Bard’s greatest play is King Lear.