Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 98. Sunday, 3 May 1992.
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1992 21:18:00 -0400
Subject: Spurious works!
I have here a book entitled THE SHAKESPEARE APOCRYPHA, being a collection
of fourteen plays which have been ascribed to Shakespeare. [Spurious and
doubtfull works.] ed., with introduction, notes and bibliography, by
C.F. Tucker Brooke. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1918.
Arden of Feversham
Sir John Oldcastle
Thomas, lord Cromwell
The London prodigal
A Yorkshire tragedy
The Merry Devil of Edmonton
The Two Noble Kinsmen
The Birth of Merlin
Sir Thomas More.
I know at least two of them have been produced.
My questions are:
1) Has anyone ever seen any of these plays produced (or been involved in pro-
2) Does anyone have any thoughts on these as viable, stageable works?
Stephen A. Schrum
Penn State University, Hazleton