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Edward Holmes

Edward Holmes worked in education and theatre, devoting his time to theatre and literary research. The author of ‘Discovering Shakespeare: A Handbook for Heretics,’ Holmes investigated the construction of Shakespearean plays. The collection held at Brunel contains books and journals from his personal library along with manuscripts and working notes of his research. His personal papers include his examinations of Shakespearean plays, poems and theatre.

Access to collection

By appointment only. To request an appointment please e-mail Special.Collections@brunel.ac.uk giving at least 2 working days notice. Appointments are subject to staff availability and only available between 9.30am and 5pm Monday – Friday in Brunel University term-time (Monday – Wednesday during university holidays). You can check when we are open on the Using our collections page.