Peter Milward was born in London in 1925, studied at Wimbledon College 1933-43, entered the Society of Jesus 1943, studied philosophy at He throp College. Oxon. 1947-50, classical and English literature at Campion Hall, Oxford, 1950-54, came to Japan in 1954, studied Japanese, then theology at St. Mary's college, Tokyo (faculty of theology, Sophia University), 1957-61, was ordained priest 1960, began teaching in the department of English Literature, Sophia University, 1962. Specializing in Shakespearian drama, he published his first book. An Introduction to Shakespeare's Plays, 1964, followed by Christian Themes in English Literature, 1967. After further research at the Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham, 1965-66, he published Shakespeare's Religious Background, 1973; and as a result of subsequent research at the Huntington Library, California, he went on to publish two volumes of Religious Controversies of the Elizabethan Age and the Jacobean Age in 1977 and 1978. Besides being vice-chairman of the Renaissance Institute of Sophia University, he is editor of "Renaissance Monographs" and of the Japanese Renaissance Sosho; and with the opening of the Renaissance Centre in the new library of Sophia University in 1984, he was appointed its first director. He has also published books on G.M. Hopkins (He is a prominent member of the Tokyo Branch of the Hopkins Society of Japan) and T.S. Eliot, as well as many volumes of essays for Japanese students.
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