The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0929 Thursday, 22 April 2004
From: John Briggs <
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?
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