The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2006 Wednesday, 24 November 2004
Date: Tuesday, 23 Nov 2004 10:12:39 -0500
Subject: 15.0523 Middleton and Macbeth
Comment: Re: SHK 15.0523 Middleton and Macbeth
>The question of the authenticity of the Hecate scenes in Macbeth has
>been hanging around for more than two hundred years, and is referred to
>by many writers. But none of them (at least the ones I have seen for
>myself) seem to be vary careful (there are a lot of passing references).
The kind of "careful" John Reed has in mind is exhibited in a book not
on his list, Brian Vickers' *Shakespeare: Co-Author." He does not
address *Mac* as a case by itself, but his introductory discussion of
the question of multiple authorship includes several references to that
play, which mount up to a fairly full review of the published
scholarship through 2001.
Anybody on the list close enough to the Middleton project to know what
its editors are doing with this?
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