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Shakespeare Apocrypha
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0929  Thursday, 22 April 2004

From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Thursday, 22 Apr 2004 01:33:16 +0100
Subject: 15.0915 Shakespeare Apocrypha
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0915 Shakespeare Apocrypha

Ward Elliott wrote:


 >I can't remember which of these
 >are in which folio, but many of the plays in the standard "Complete
 >Works" appear to be co-authored or other-authored: Henry VI, all parts;
 >Titus Andronicus; Pericles; Two Noble Kinsmen; Henry VIII. But most are
 >not.  With our latest, most ruthless exclusion of questionable
 >Shakespeare plays from baseline, a core of 29 plays remains.

There's something wrong here somewhere.  There are 36 plays in the First
Folio.  Pericles and Two Noble Kinsmen are usually added to give a canon
of 38 plays.  If there is a remaining core of 29 plays, two others must
have been eliminated in addition to those listed.  Which are they?

John Briggs

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