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Oh, those delicious, lost Shakespeare plays!
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0232  Wednesday, 28 January 2004

[1]     From:   Jack Heller <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 08:46:45 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0204 Oh, those delicious, lost Shakespeare plays!

[2]     From:   Dan Smith <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 16:53:01 -0000
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0204 Oh, those delicious, lost Shakespeare plays!


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From:           Jack Heller <
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Date:           Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 08:46:45 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 15.0204 Oh, those delicious, lost Shakespeare plays!
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0204 Oh, those delicious, lost Shakespeare plays!

Worst of all is the offering of Thomas Middleton's Second Maiden's
Tragedy as Shakespeare's Cardenio. This can be found in almost any
Barnes and Noble for some reason.

Jack Heller
Huntington College

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From:           Dan Smith <
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Date:           Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 16:53:01 -0000
Subject: 15.0204 Oh, those delicious, lost Shakespeare plays!
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0204 Oh, those delicious, lost Shakespeare plays!

A (real and fake - written in biro) MS of Cardenio appears in "Lost in a
good Book" by Jasper Fforde which features Thursday Next, Literary
Detective.  All his books are peppered with Shakespearean references
since they are set in a world where literature is not only the most
important topic for study but also warps reality. His version of the
Rocky Horror Show is based around Richard III where the cast is picked
from the audience who turn up in costume and know the play by heart
("When is the winter of our discontent?" "Now is the winter of our
discontent!").  Everybody pitches in for the battle of Bosworth and on a
good night not too many people are injured. Soliloquy slot machines are
found on street corners and the authorship debate has spawned a
fundamentalist religion, the Baconians.

Generally I find them a hoot.

Dan Smith

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