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Mark Twain's 'same name' Comment
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0667  Tuesday, 20 March 2001

From:           Charles Edelman <
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Date:           Tuesday, 20 Mar 2001 19:21:14 +8/00
Subject:        Mark Twain's 'same name' Comment

Can anyone locate a source for the comment attributed to Mark Twain,
that Shakespeare did not write the plays, 'they were written by someone
else of the same name'?

It does NOT appear in the essay, 'Is Shakespeare Dead?' -- and I wonder
if the saying is apocryphal rather than genuine.

Regards to all,
Charles Edelman,
School of International Cultural and Community Studies
Edith Cowan University,
Mt Lawley, Western Australia, 6050

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