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Yorkshire Tragedy
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0747  Thursday, 25 March 2004

[1]     From:   Douglas Brooks <
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        Date:   Monday, 22 Mar 2004 07:48:20 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0743 Yorkshire Tragedy

[2]     From:   Mac Jackson <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 23 Mar 2004 12:29:19 +1200
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0743 Yorkshire Tragedy


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From:           Douglas Brooks <
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Date:           Monday, 22 Mar 2004 07:48:20 -0600
Subject: 15.0743 Yorkshire Tragedy
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0743 Yorkshire Tragedy

 >Has there been any discussion of the somewhat remarkable claim by
 >Katherine Duncan-Jones in Ungentle Shakespeare which, while
 >acknowledging the widespread attribution of the play to Middleton,
 >argues that The Yorkshire Tragedy is "probably Shakespearean," (p. 16);

There will be a detailed discussion of the Yorkshire Tragedy's
authorship, as well as several other important matters related to
apocryphal plays in the 2005 issue of Shakespeare Yearbook.  The 2005
issue, co-edited with Ann Thompson, is dedicated to the theme of the
Shakespeare Apocrypha.

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From:           Mac Jackson <
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Date:           Tuesday, 23 Mar 2004 12:29:19 +1200
Subject: 15.0743 Yorkshire Tragedy
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0743 Yorkshire Tragedy

The case for attributing A Yorkshire Tragedy to Thomas Middleton is very
strong. See David J. Lake, The Canon of Thomas Middleton's Plays
(Cambridge: CUP, 1975), 163-74; MacD. P. Jackson, Studies in
Attribution: Middleton and Shakespeare (Salzburg: University of
Salzburg, 1979), 43-53, 77-8, 86-7; and, most compellingly, R. V.
Holdsworth, "Middleton's Authorship of A Yorkshire Tragedy", Review of
English Studies, 45 (1994), 1-25. Katherine Duncan-Jones's Ungentle
Shakespeare is a stimulating book, full of marvellous insights, but she
is surely wrong about A Yorkshire Tragedy. The few Shakespeare parallels
are adequately accounted for by Holdsworth.

Mac Jackson

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