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Date of King John
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0245  Monday, 7 February 2005

From:           Bob Grumman <
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Date:           Friday, 4 Feb 2005 19:10:38 -0500
Subject: 16.0235 Date of King John
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0235 Date of King John

 > Beaurline [p.3] points out that although it
 > had not yet been printed Frances Meres in 1598 >mentioned *King John*
as one of Shakespeare's >tragedies.

Wow.  I thought to check to see if Meres had mentioned it, then decided
not to.  I figured that if he'd mentioned it, no one would claim it
hadn't been performed!  (Yes, I'm aware that it's possible Meres would
have known an unperformed, unpublished play of Shakespeare's, but not
very likely, I wouldn't think.

To comment on another post: I don't see why Richard II might have
replaced King John.  Why wouldn't King John be performed, too?

--Bob G.

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