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Source Query
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1685  Tuesday, 4 October 2005

[1] 	From: 	Will Sharpe <
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	Date: 	Saturday, 01 Oct 2005 14:10:21 +0100
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 16.1674 Source Query

[2] 	From: 	Will Sharpe <
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	Date: 	Saturday, 01 Oct 2005 14:38:37 +0100
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 16.1674 Source Query

[3] 	From: 	John Briggs <
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	Date: 	Saturday, 1 Oct 2005 21:24:28 +0100
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1674 Source Query


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From: 		Will Sharpe <
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Date: 		Saturday, 01 Oct 2005 14:10:21 +0100
Subject: 16.1674 Source Query
Comment: 	RE: SHK 16.1674 Source Query

Thanks for the responses, but perhaps I wasn't clear enough. I rather 
hoped that the fact I was asking if anyone knew of plays (based on 
ballads, not chronicles) dealing with English history/Englishness would 
circumvent the need to gloss the fact that, yes, I had heard of 
Shakespeare's history cycle, but as it based mainly on Holinshed and 
Hall, Bullough is of little use. I don't mean to sound ungrateful, and I 
thank (almost) everyone for their measured and kind responses, but R.A. 
Cantrell's rather dismissive and sniping:

Geoffrey Bullough: Sources of Shakespeare: Google?

Rather got my hackles up.

Respectfully,
Will Sharpe

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From: 		Will Sharpe <
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Date: 		Saturday, 01 Oct 2005 14:38:37 +0100
Subject: 16.1674 Source Query
Comment: 	RE: SHK 16.1674 Source Query

Although, having said that, Bullough does of course point to Mirrour for 
Magistrates (are these ballads or verse histories) so in that respect, 
fair enough. I am however still more interested in the sources of 
non-Shakespeare plays on this matter, so if anyone knows anything, I'd 
still love to hear any suggestions.

Best,
Will Sharpe

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From: 		John Briggs <
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Date: 		Saturday, 1 Oct 2005 21:24:28 +0100
Subject: 16.1674 Source Query
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1674 Source Query

Nora Kreimer wrote:

 >Shakespeare's Sources, 1957.  Kenneth Muir. London, Methuen, 1957

Except that that was only Vol.1 and Vol.2 was never published.

Muir revised, re-cast, completed, and re-issued it as:

The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays. London, Methuen, 1977.

I find it invaluable - quite apart from anything, it tells you which 
volume of Bullough to go to!

John Briggs

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