Re: William Henry Ireland's "Masterpiece"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2759 Thursday, 6 December 2001
From: Carl Fortunato <
Date: Wednesday, 05 Dec 2001 11:28:22 EST
Subject: 12.2747 William Henry Ireland's "Masterpiece"
Comment: Re: SHK 12.2747 William Henry Ireland's "Masterpiece"
>My first question is, does anybody else think that Ireland's "Henry II"
>was a masterpiece, and a wonderful piece of theatre? Or is it just the
>hackwork that Ireland's "Wortigern" has usually been dismissed as?
I've read neither, but Bernard Grebanier in his "The Great Shakespearean
Forgery" does say that "Henry II" is a vast improvement over
"Vortigern," although he certainly doesn't call it a "masterpiece" or
anything close to it.
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