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Edmund Ironside
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0810. Wednesday, 18 October 1995.
 
From:           Robert Hatch <
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Date:           Tuesday, 17 Oct 1995 18:03:21 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        Edmund Ironside
 
SHAKSPERians:
 
This Friday I'm presenting, to a bibliography seminar, an informal paper on
Eric Sam's controversial attribution of *Edmund Ironside* to Shakespeare. The
relevant reviews, articles and letters are voluminous, but dated for the
following reason: Sams and others appeal to stylometry and other forms of
textual analysis using computers but, at the time of the controversy (roughly
1982-6), the theory and practise of such analysis was both developing and
disputed, and not all the potentially elucidating work had been done with
regards to *EI*. Alas, as far as I have been able to discern, little has been
printed on the matter since. Can anyone provide or nod towards an update? If
you care to remark on the attribution of *EI* to Shakespeare, on the use of
stylometry in this case or in general, or, if you are familiar with the
dispute/disputants and thus the shall we say vigorous rhetorical strategies
employed in some cases, the issue of editorial ethics and courtesy, I would
love to hear from you.
 
Courteously Yours,
Robert Hatch
University of Victoria
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