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Re: Endings (and Beginnings) of Titus Andronicus
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0547  Wednesday, 19 March 2003

From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Wednesday, 19 Mar 2003 11:17:37 -0000
Subject: 14.0525 Re: Endings (and Beginnings) of Titus
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0525 Re: Endings (and Beginnings) of Titus
Andronicus

Roger Parisious wrote:

>And, by the way, the possibility was  raised with care, but not argued,
>in my last communication that "King John" dates pretty much as we have
>it from around l587. If so, Shakespeare was technically well in control
>of himself six years before he published "Venus and Adonis".

I should point out that such an early date for "King John" is not
accepted these days.  The general consensus seems to be c.1595, even if
the date has been plucked out of thin air!  In any case, the copy for
the Folio text seems to be a transcript and may be a late theatrical
one.

John Briggs

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