The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0759 Tuesday, 11 April 2000.
Date: Monday, 10 Apr 2000 13:47:46 -0400
Subject: 11.0735 Re: Apocryphal Works
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0735 Re: Apocryphal Works
Mike Jensen wrote:
>>Don Foster's SHAXICON work, which I believe is solely responsible for
>>the inclusion of EdwIII in the Riverside (2d Ed)
>Well, let's give credit to the late Kenneth Muir (his book, Shakespeare,
>the Collaborator dates back to the 1950s) and LOTS of others.
I'm not at all sure that "credit" is the mot juste here. It is
certainly true that others have supported Shakespearean authorship of
EdwIII. Eric Sams has been the most vocal recently. But my point was
that it was probably Foster's computerized work that shifted the balance
as far as the Riverside editors were concerned. The First Riverside was
published in 1974, and Evans surely knew Muir's work. It was not until
the Second Riverside-after Foster's work-that the play was added, with
some misgivings I think.