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Date of King John
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0208  Tuesday, 2 February 2005

[1]     From:   Steve Sohmer <
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        Date:   Monday, 31 Jan 2005 11:49:44 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0195 Date of King John

[2]     From:   William Godshalk <
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        Date:   Monday, 31 Jan 2005 16:41:44 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0195 Date of King John


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From:           Steve Sohmer <
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Date:           Monday, 31 Jan 2005 11:49:44 EST
Subject: 16.0195 Date of King John
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0195 Date of King John

Dear Friends,

Your debate re the date of Shakespeare's King John -- and whether The
Troublesome Reign came before or after -- has been very stimulating. But
no one has mentioned Eric Sams's little piece in N&Q March 1988 (41-44)
which ascribes both plays to Shakespeare, i.e. The Troublesome Reign
having been written shortly after Shakespeare came to London in the
1580's. Is there any enthusiasm for this argument?

All the best,
Steve

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From:           William Godshalk <
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Date:           Monday, 31 Jan 2005 16:41:44 -0500
Subject: 16.0195 Date of King John
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0195 Date of King John

Michael Egan writes of KJ:

 > Examination of its Folio text (the only one we have) suggests also
 >that the play was never performed in its author's life time

I'd like more discussion of this assertion.  I don't know how F could
suggest performance date.

Bill Godshalk

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