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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0075  Thursday, 1 February 2007

From: 		Bill Lloyd <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 15:07:46 EST
Subject: 	Shakespeare, A Lover's Complaint and John Davies of Hereford

A note to let people know about the publication this month by Cambridge 
University Press of Brian Vickers' latest book *Shakespeare, A Lover's 
Complaint and John Davies of Hereford*. You may recall that the 
authorship of this poem was the subject of some discussion here on 
SHAKSPER a couple years back.  Although LC was published as a sort of 
appendix to Shakespeare's Sonnets, many  readers and scholars have been 
reluctant to accept it as Shakespeare's on  account of its [supposed] 
awkward versification and sometimes bizarre vocabulary.

In recent years LC has been accorded a bit more acceptance, but 
Professor Vickers has [on SHAKSPER and elsewhere] now argued that it can 
be identified as the work of poet and calligrapher John Davies of 
Hereford. There was a bit of back-and-forth here on the subject, and the 
poem has a strong pro-Shakespeare defender in Professor MacD. P. 
Jackson, but what I've seen so far of Vickers' arguments have been at 
least very intriguing, and I look forward to reading his book.

Bill Lloyd

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