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Re: Shakeshafte
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2040  Thursday, 23 August 2001

From:           Takashi Kozuka <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 Aug 2001 21:34:19
Subject:        Re: Shakeshafte

By the way, another important contribution was Oliver Baker's *In
Shakespeare's Warwickshire and the Unknown Years* (1937). As far as *I*
know, he was the first to "link" the Shakeshafte in Houghton's will and
Shakespeare. (If anyone has information otherwise, please let me know.
Thanks in advance.) He was rather careful; he concluded that "one can
say that Shakeshafte was a name of the Poet's grandfather, and also of
at least one other ancestor" (p. 298). (Schoenbaum corrected the
information in his *Shakespeare's Lives* (1970); "Shakeschafte" was not
an actual variant of Shakespeare's grandfather's name as it had been
thought to be.)

Best wishes,
Takashi Kozuka

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