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DOUBLE FALSEHOOD: More from Shakespeare? Don’t miss the research on this video post! ~ Bette A. Stevens

 

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the University of Nottingham in England says about itself:

A literary detective believes he has evidence that links an 18th Century play, Double Falsehood, to a lost work by Shakespeare.

From the Daily Telegraph in England:

Why William Shakespeare‘s lost play is not a forgery

A fierce debate raged in the press and the coffee-houses of London when Double Falsehood was first published in 1728.

By Jonathan Bate, Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick

Published: 8:00AM GMT 16 Mar 2010

Had Lewis Theobald unearthed the holy grail of literary scholarship, a lost Shakespeare play? Or was he boldly conning the public with a forgery?

Theobald always maintained that he had worked from an authentic manuscript, but he did not include the play in his subsequent edition of Shakespeare’s complete works. What accounts for this seeming inconsistency?

The simple answer is…

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Comments on: "" (3)

  1. Thank you for reblogging!

    • My pleasure, as always! You’ve got great posts… And, of course, I have to have my Shakespeare every now and then. 🙂 Happy blogging and more, Bette

  2. […] ‘New’ Shakespeare play rediscovered (4writersandreaders.com) […]

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