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Re: Shakespeare's Handwriting
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.058  Monday, 13 January 2003

From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Friday, 10 Jan 2003 11:04:12 -0500
Subject: 14.044 Re: Shakespeare's Handwriting
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.044 Re: Shakespeare's Handwriting

>Re: Charles Hamilton's analysis of Shakespeare's handwriting, it should
>also be noted that Hamilton's claims were based on his belief that
>Shakespeare's will was entirely in Will's hand, a belief rejected by
>nearly everybody.

Hamilton wrote this book when he was well on in years.  Shortly after
its publication, a one-off performance was done at a small NY venue,
which was attended by Hamilton, who answered questions after the
performance.  Hamilton said, contrary to the book, that he did not rely
on handwriting analysis but, rather, stylistic similarities with the
Canonical plays.  In particular, he found TSMT remarkably similar to the
late romances.  But TSMT is as Senacan and bloody -- maybe more so --
than TitAnd.

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