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Re: Revenger's Tragedy Film
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2279  Wednesday, 3 October 2001

From:           Jack Heller <
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Date:           Tuesday, 02 Oct 2001 15:21:01 -0400
Subject: 12.2274 Re: Revenger's Tragedy Film
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2274 Re: Revenger's Tragedy Film

Paul Doniger asks:

>In 1976, I believe that _The Revenger's Tragedy_ was
>generally still being attributed to Cyril Tourneur. When, exactly, and
>why, was the attribution changed? I have to admit that I haven't
>followed recent scholarship, but I always thought the Middleton
>designation a bit shaky.

Listmembers have been through this one before, so the archives may
help.  For a succinct summary of the argument for Middleton's
authorship, see the introduction to the Penguin edition of Five Plays of
Middleton. The essays in Three Jacobean Revenge Tragedies (published by
Macmillan, edited by RV Holdsworth) will also be helpful. I'll promise
everyone to say no more about this question.

Cheers,
Jack Heller

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