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Re: LLW
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2435  Wednesday, 24 October 2001

[1]     From:   M. Yawney <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 23 Oct 2001 14:52:50 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2420 Re: LLW

[2]     From:   Christopher Paul <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 24 Oct 2001 08:41:15 -0300
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2407 Re: LLW


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From:           M. Yawney <
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Date:           Tuesday, 23 Oct 2001 14:52:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 12.2420 Re: LLW
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2420 Re: LLW

> I think it likely that the First Folio contained all
> of Shakespeare's
> non-collaborative plays because:
>
> (1) it DOES contain all the extant plays that
> scholars agree were his
> alone;
>
> (2) Heminges and Condell, who were his intimates for
> some thirty years,
> SAID they'd collected all his plays.
>
> But I do not find it baffling that some still
> believe the First Folio
> did not contain all of Shakespeare's
> non-collaborative plays.

The operative word is EXTANT. Anyone who has spent any time storing
manuscripts for an author or archiving for a theater knows that things
do disappear.

I guess I misspoke before--I am baffled that people think that all the
plays of Shakespeare (especially the early ones and the less popular
ones) were still extant and locatable at the time the folio was
assembled some years after Shakespeare's death.

Meres is a fairly good authority and if he said there was a LLW, I
expect that there probably was, but it is probably a lost play sharing
the fate of Cardenio and many other tantalizing but irretrievable works
of the period.

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From:           Christopher Paul <
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Date:           Wednesday, 24 Oct 2001 08:41:15 -0300
Subject: 12.2407 Re: LLW
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2407 Re: LLW

Bob Grumman wrote:

>I think it likely that the First Folio contained all of Shakespeare's
>non-collaborative plays because:
>
>(1) it DOES contain all the extant plays that scholars agree were his
>alone;<

There's been much dispute about additional hands, Robert Greene's for
instance, in *Titus Andronicus* and certain sections of *Henry VI*,
among other titles.  While most scholars are now resolved that these
plays were by Shakespeare alone, they are still far from agreement
regarding *Henry VIII*.

--Christopher Paul

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