Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 191. Wednesday, 5 August 1992.
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 1992, 16:50
Subject: Spinoffs and Apcrypha
I have just finished unpacking about 1000 books which have just been bequeathed
to the Elizabethan Centre in Montpellier by the late Joseph Barthelemy Fort
(Professor at the Sorbonne, who died this winter, aged 96!).
I happened upon an edition of Barbara Garson's *MacBird!* lately mentioned on
this list. The reference of the edition is Penguin Modern Playwrights, n 4,
1966, 1967 (first publication by the Grassy Knoll Press in the USA in 1966).
I'm taking it home to get the feel of it.
Among other riches, an old edition of Shakespeare *Apocrypha* which may be
outdated by now, as authorship research keeps going: C.F. Tucker Brooke, *The
Shakespeare Apocrypha* (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908). It includes *Arden of
Feversham*, *Locrine*, *Edward III*, *Mucedorus* *Sir John Oldcastle*, *Thomas
Lord Cromwell*, *The London Prodigal*, *The Puritan*, *A Yorkshire Tragedy*,
*The Merry Devil of Edmonton*, *Fair'em*, *The Two Noble Kinsmen*, *The Birth
of Merlin*, *Sir Thomas More*.
I apologized to those familiar with this anti-canon, but others may not have
come across the book and may find this of interest. I found that the book had
been reedited in 1929 and 1967 (vocal information which I cannot ascertain).
Enjoy your summer.