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Recent Discovery of T. Jenkins' Diary (Titus
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2160  Wednesday, 30 October 2002

From:           Alexander Huang <
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Date:           Tuesday, 29 Oct 2002 07:44:37 -0800
Subject:        Recent Discovery of T. Jenkins' Diary (Titus Andronicus)

I need to verify the sources, references, and validity of the following
discovery, and would appreciate any info.

Does any one know of the recent discovery of diary fragments (December
2, 1592 and January 23, 1593) in the Bodleian Library which have been
claimed to be the direct evidence of the working process of the
Elizabethan theatre?  The entries in Latin were said to have been
written by Thomas Jenkins, a law student who worked briefly at the
Theater in Shoreditch. The participants in the dialogue are probably
James Burbage, Richard Burbage, and William Shakespeare, conversing on
Titus Andronicus and its tragic elements. Thomas Kyd's Jeronimo (Spanish
Tragedy), a successful play in Henslowe's Rose, is mentioned as a major
competitor.

Alexander Huang

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