The DNA of Shakespeare’s Works

Published: April 26, 2016

CMRS Faculty Robert N. Watson (Department of English) has written an article detailing his research on a statistical analysis of Shakespeare’s plays which confirms his hunches about word use in the plays and validates his correction of disputed lines in Romeo and Juliet.

“…if my recent publications on this can convince the world to fix one error in a major Shakespeare play, it is probably the most important and lasting thing I’ll ever accomplish as a scholar.”

Read the full article here.