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Shakespeare's Hair
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1655  Wednesday, 20 August 2003

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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Aug 2003 17:28:16 -0400
Subject:        Shakespeare's Hair

-- http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/19/arts/theater/19FAKE.html

    All Is True? Naye, Not if Thy Name Be Shakespeare

By WILLIAM S. NIEDERKORN

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- Shakespearean fraud can be good material for
comedy, and "Fakes, Forgeries and Facsimiles," an exhibition that opens
on Wednesday at the Folger Shakespeare Library here, shows it. A letter
once said to be from Queen Elizabeth begins:

"Wee didde receive youre prettye Verses goode Masterre William through
the hands of oure Lorde Chamberlayne ande wee doe complemente thee onne
theyre greate excellence." Sent to "Globe bye Thames," it orders the
playwright "withe thye beste Actorres" to "come toe usse bye Tuesdaye
nexte" in "Hamptowne," where she is expecting to be visited by "the
lorde Leicesterre."

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