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Re: Revenger's Tragedy
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1955  Thursday, 11 November 1999.

From:           Gerda Grice <
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Date:           Wednesday, 10 Nov 1999 14:20:46 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 10.1933 Re: Cardenio (Revenger's Tragedy)
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1933 Re: Cardenio (Revenger's Tragedy)

On Wed, 10 Nov  Robin Hamilton wrote:

> Jack Heller writes:
> >>Second, there is a major gap in Middleton's writing from
> >>1608-1613.  The playwright prior to this gap wrote only bawdy comedies.
> >
> >This is inaccurate on two counts. The Revenger's Tragedy and A Yorkshire
> >Tragedy are notable extant tragedies in Middleton's canon dating before
> >1608.
> Is there any evidence other than stylistic for Middleton's authorship of
> +The Revenger's Tragedy+?  I've yet to see anything which challenges the
> (once) traditional attribution of "anon" as the author of RT.
> Robin Hamilton

Wasn't The Revenger's Tragedy traditionally attributed to Cyril
Tourneur?  In the 70s, as far as I can remember, editions of the play
normally had his name on the cover.  Tradition, I guess, has a short
shelf life these days.

Gerda Grice
Ryerson Polytechnic University
Toronto, Canada

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