Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 421. Monday, 12 July 1993.
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Monday, July 12, 1993
Would anyone care to comment on the following item that appeared in today's
"Shakespeare's Lost Play"
A New York document expert says he has identified William Shakespeare's
lost play, "Cardenio," in the British Museum Library, Newsweek magazine
By comparing the penmanship of Shakespeare's will with that of the untitled,
unsigned 1612 manuscript, Charles Hamilton has determined that the lettering
is the same on both documents.
"I wouldn't have any trouble proving in court that this is Shakespeare's
handwriting," he told the magazine.
"Cardenio" -- co-written by Shakespeare -- was never produced and presumed
lost. Some literary scholars have insisted that the drama is not up to the
author's usual standards.
Compiled by Meredith Fisher. *The Washington Post*, Monday, July 12, 1993: B3.