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Re: Shakespeare on Cosby
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0372  Thursday 4 March 1999.

From:           Ray Lischner <
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Date:           Wednesday, 03 Mar 1999 17:19:24 GMT
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare on Cosby

>An odd side note. At one point, Shakespeare claims to be the author of
>44 plays. Any idea why that number might have been used, rather than the
>canonized 36/37?

I wondered about that. My wife also caught it. The Third Folio contains
43 plays: the standard 37 plus six more that were clearly not
Shakespeare's. Throw in Two Noble Kinsmen and you get 44. Maybe that's
where the screenwriters got their number.

Ray Lischner  (
co-author (with John Doyle) of Shakespeare for Dummies

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