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Re: Edward III, Edmund Ironside, Cardenio, Early Plays
Shakespeare Electronic Conference: SHK 8.231. Tuesday, 18 February 1997.

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        Date:   Monday, February 17, 1997
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From:           Jonathan Hope <
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Date:           Monday, February 17, 1997
Subject: Re: Edward III, Edmund Ironside, Cardenio,          Early
Comment:        SHK 8.0229  Re: Edward III, Edmund Ironside, Cardenio,          Early
Plays

Casting false modesty aside, quite a few of the plays mentioned are
considered in Jonathan Hope, 1994, The authorship of Shakespeare's plays
(Cambridge UP), and just about all are covered in a very useful section
in S. Wells and G. Taylor's Textual Companion to the Oxford Shakespeare
(Oxford).

Eric Sams publishes regularly in the journal Notes and Queries (he has a
very hostile review of my book in the December 95 issue).

Jonathan Hope
Middlesex University, UK

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Date:           Monday, February 17, 1997
Subject: Re: Edward III, Edmund Ironside, Cardenio,          Early
Comment:        SHK 8.0229  Re: Edward III, Edmund Ironside, Cardenio,          Early
Plays

>I am also interested in Shakespeare Apocrypha--You know, th'old
>            *A Yorkshire Tragedy*
>            *Muceodorus*
>            *The Merry Devil of Edmonton*
>            *Edward II*  (Actually by Marlowe)
>            *Edward IV*  (Actually by somebody or other [not by Billy])
>            *Sir Thomas More*
>            *Sir Thomas Lord Cromwell*
>            *Arden of Feversham*
>            *Fair Em*
>             etc.

To Gabriel Wasserman,

An interesting source for info about Shakespearean apocrypha is a
nineteenth-century edition of his works: The Tallis Shakespeare (1856).
Look for the edition called "Doubtful Plays," edited by Henry Tyrell,
Esq.  It features solid introductions to most of the plays listed above,
with lots of fascinating nineteenth-century arguments for or against
their inclusion in the canon.  It is a little difficult to find, but a
good university library might well have it, as will the Folger.

                                                Best Wishes,
                                                David Skeele

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Subject: Re: Edward III, Edmund Ironside, Cardenio,          Early
Comment:        SHK 8.0229  Re: Edward III, Edmund Ironside, Cardenio,          Early
Plays

                BIBLIOGRAPHY of Edward III

Bradbrook, Muriel C. Shakespeare and Elizabethan Poetry. London: Chatto
and Windus, 1951. 209-210. "The unity of theme in Edward III and its
similarity to that of Henry V does not  seem to have been recognized"
(209).

Dobson, Willis Boring.  Edward the Third: A Study of the Composition of
the Play in Relation to Its Sources. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of
Texas, Austin, 1956. [From Bethany Nazene College, Bethany, OK]

Everitt, E. B. and R. L. Armstrong. Six Early Plays Related to the
Shakespeare Canon. Anglistica XIV. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde and Bagger,
1965. Edward III, ed. R. L. Armstrong, 195-250. I use this modernized
text and its line numbers. I change Armstrong's "Audeley" to "Audley" as
does Tucker Brooke.

Galway, Margaret. "Joan of Kent and the Order of the Garter," Univ. of
Birmingham Historical Review 1 (1947): 36-40. Which countess was it,
anyway?

Gransden, Antonia. "The alleged rape by Edward III of the countess [sic]
of Salisbury," English Historical Review 87 (1972):333-344. The story
apparently begins with Jean de Bel, Chronique de Jean le Bel, ed. J.
Viard, and may be French propaganda. Le Bel called the countess "Alice"
(335). In one poem, Artois is blamed; see B.J. Whiting, Speculum 20
(1945): 261-78. On Artois, see H. S. Lucas, The Low Countries and the
Hundred Years' War (1929): 124.

Horn, Frederick David. The Raigne of King Edward the Third: A Critical
Edition. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Delaware, 1969. (MUI - 69-21,
946)

Hoy, Cyrus. "Renaissance and Restoration Dramatic Plotting," Renaissance
Drama 9 (1966): 247-264.

Jackson, MacD. P. "A Note on the Text of 'Edward III'," Notes and
Queries 216 (1971): 453-4.

Jackson, MacD. P. "'Edward III,' Shakespeare, and Pembroke's Men," Notes
and Queries 210 (1965): 329-31.

Koskenniemi, Inna. "Themes and Imagery in Edward III," Neuphilologische
Mittielungen 65 (1964): 446-80.

Kozlenko, William. Disputed Plays of William Shakespeare. New York:
Hawthorn, 1974. Reproduces the text edited by Henry Tyrrell (London,
1860). Plagiarizes Muir's work as an introduction.

Lapides, Fred, ed. The Raigne of King Edward the Third: A Critical,
Old-Spelling Edition. Renaissance Drama, A Collection of Critical
Editions. New York: Garland, 1980. With a thorough introduction and
notes.

Mann, Francis Oscar, ed. The Works of Thomas Deloney. Oxford: Clarendon
Press, 1912.

Melchiori, Giorgio. Shakespeare's Dramatic Meditations: An Experiment in
Criticism. Oxford, Clarendon: 1976. 42-47, 57-59, etc. Argues that
"Sonnet 94 - and a good number of the others - were written after and
not before Edward III" (45), and notes another parallel between the play
and the sonnets (I.ii.95-97, and Sonnet 18.3).

Metz, G. Harold, ed. Sources of Four Plays Ascribed to Shakespeare: The
Reign of King Edward III, Sir Thomas More, The History of Cardenio, The
Two Noble Kinsmen. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1989.
Thoroughly reviews the scholarship on the play (3-42). Regarding
authorship, he concludes that the traces of Shakespeare's "work in the
second part of the play . . . are not quite sufficient as a basis for
the claim that he is the sole author of Edward III" (20).

Muir, Kenneth. The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays. London: Methuen,
1977.

Muir, Kenneth. Shakespeare as Collaborator. New York: Barnes & Noble,
1960. 10-55. Notes parallels with Shakespeare's undoubted work, and
believes one theory would cover all the facts: "Shakespeare . . . was
hastily revising a play by another dramatist" (30).

Osterberg, V. "The 'Countess Scenes' of Edward III," SJ 65 (1929):
49-91. Links between Edward III and Shakespeare's undoubted work.

Painter, William. The Palace of Pleasure. ed. Joseph Jacobs. 3 vols.
1890. New York: Dover, 1966.

Pratt, Samuel M. "Edward III and the Countess of Salisbury: A Study in
Values." University of Mississippi Studies in English, 4 (1983): 33-48.
Notes Deloney's poem but doesn't see the importance of the poem for
dating the play.

Proudfoot, Richard. "The Reign of King Edward the Third (1596) and
Shakespeare," Proceedings of the British Academy 71 (1985):169-85.

Rutherford, Vera Randolph. "The Play of Edward III: Its Sources,
Structure, and Possible Authorship." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of
Texas, Austin, 1927.

Schaar, Claes. Elizabethan Sonnet Themes and the Dating of Shakespeare's
Sonnets. Lund, 1962. 117-35.

Slater, Eliot. The Problem of  The Reign of King Edward III: A
Statistical Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Tillyard, E. M. W. Shakespeare's History Plays. 1944; London: Chatto &
Windus, 1959. 111-14. E3 is "one of the most academic and intellectual
of the Chronicle Plays" (111).  The "unifying principle of the play" is
"the education of . . . Edward III and the Black Prince" (113). The play
is "the most steadily thoughtful of all the Chronicle Plays outside
Shakespeare" (114).

Tucker Brooke, C. F., ed. The Shakespeare Apocrypha. Oxford: Clarendon,
1908.

Warnke, Karl and Ludwig Proescholdt, ed. Pseudo-Shakespearian Plays.
Revised ed.  Vol. III: King Edward III.  Halle: Max Niemeyer, 1886.

Wentersdorf, Karl.  The Authorship of  Edward III. Ph.D. Dissertation,
University of Cincinnati, 1960.

Wentersdorf, Karl. "The Date of Edward III," Shakespeare Quarterly 16
(1965): 227-31.
 

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