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Robertson Davies, writer, deskman and professor. He was born in the small village of Thamesville, Ontario on August 28, 1913 and died on December 2, 1995, at the age of 82. . Robertson was an outstanding essayist and great novelist. The third son of Senator William Rupert Davies, Robertson Davies participated in drama productions as a child and developed a lifelong interest in drama. He attended Upper Canada Coll during 1926-1932 and went on to Queen's University duing 1932-1935 as a special student, who was not studying for a degree. At Balliol Coll, Oxford, England, he received the "BLit" in 1938. His document, "Shakespeare's Boy Actors," came out in 1939, a year which he was being an acting career outside London. During 1940,He was playing unimportant roles and writting books for the director at the Old Vic Repertory Company in London. That year he married Brenda Mathews, a woman he had met at Oxford, who was then working as stage manager for the stages.

Robertson returned to Canada in 1940 as book editor of Saturday Night. Two years later, he became editor of the Peterborough Examiner, a position that afforded him unlimited material for many characters and plots, which appeared in his novels and plays. While editing this paper d

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