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Shakespeare Apocrypha
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0962  Tuesday, 27 April 2004

[1]     From:   Mac Jackson <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004 10:53:09 +1200
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0950 Shakespeare Apocrypha

[2]     From:   Ward Elliott <
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        Date:   Monday, 26 Apr 2004 21:50:06 -0700
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0950 Shakespeare Apocrypha


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From:           Mac Jackson <
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Date:           Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004 10:53:09 +1200
Subject: 15.0950 Shakespeare Apocrypha
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0950 Shakespeare Apocrypha

For the benefit of David Evett and Sean Lawrence:

That Middleton collaborated with Shakespeare on Timon of Athens was
accepted by the Oxford Shakespeare for reasons outlined in William
Shakespeare: A Textual Companion, by Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor with
John Jowett and William Montgomery (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987), pp.
127-8 and 501-2. The Companion identifies the following sections as
Middleton's: 1.1.276-86; 1.2; 2.2.0.1-2.2.44; 3.1-6; 3.7.0.1-36;
3.7.104.1-end of scene; 4.2.0.1-29.1; 4.2.30-51; 4.3.459.1-end of scene;
some of these allocations are doubtful, and a few other patches of 2.2
may be Middleton's. The line references are to the Oxford Collected
Works, with "0.1" indicating the first line of a stage direction. The
forthcoming Oxford edition of Middleton's collected works also accepts
that Timon is the result of collaboration. In Shakespeare, Co-Author: A
Historical Study of Five Collaborative Plays (Oxford: OUP, 2002), pp.
244-90, Brian Vickers summarizes the evidence that has been accumulated
over the years.

Mac Jackson

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From:           Ward Elliott <
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Date:           Monday, 26 Apr 2004 21:50:06 -0700
Subject: 15.0950 Shakespeare Apocrypha
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0950 Shakespeare Apocrypha

David Evett and Sean Lawrence wonder what we've got on Timon of Athens.
A long line of distinguished conventional scholars thinks that about a
third of it was written by Middleton.  See Wells and Taylor, Textual
Companion, pp. 127-28; Vickers, Shakespeare, Co-Author, Ch. 4.  We
haven't tested the "Middleton" passages separately, but Timon gets
Shakespeare rejections on 13 of our 48 play tests and does not look to
us at all like a single-authored Shakespeare play.

Ward Elliott

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