Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Capell, Edward, born at Troston, Suffolk, in 1713, was appointed inspector of plays through the Duke of Grafton's influence. He expended enormous labour on the revision of the text of Shakespeare, and published an edition with a quaint introduction. After his death appeared The School of Shakespeare, in which, besides a mass of textual criticism, there is a good deal of information as to the sources from which the plots were derived. He died in 1781.