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Are you now or have you ever been . . .
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0192  Monday, 12 March 2007

[1] 	From: 	Peter Holland <
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	Date: 	Friday, 9 Mar 2007 10:48:53 -0500
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0186 Are you now or have you ever been . . .

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	Date: 	Friday, 9 Mar 2007 10:48:53 -0500
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From: 		Peter Holland <
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Date: 		Friday, 9 Mar 2007 10:48:53 -0500
Subject: 18.0186 Are you now or have you ever been . . .
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0186 Are you now or have you ever been . . .

 >If you want to see the questions for yourselves, the link is 
http://technyt.com/surveys/

Now that Steve Cohen has given us a link, we can all complete the Survey 
(as I just did - it took 2 minutes). Among exclusions, it's intriguing 
that Sam Schoenbaum is not one of the authors on the subject who are 
listed (though Charles Ogburn is).

Peter Holland

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From: 		David Evett <
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Date: 		Friday, 9 Mar 2007 16:57:33 -0500
Subject: 18.0182 Are you now or have you ever been . . .
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0182 Are you now or have you ever been . . .

The most disturbing thing about the Times proposal is the notion that 
conclusions based on careful analysis of complex datasets are now to be 
reached by a show of hands among anybody willing to offer an opinion. I 
am leery of giving such an undertaking the approval of my notice. The 
matter of intellectual authority is important, however, and relevant to 
concerns far more practically significant than whose names we put on the 
title page of Titus Andronicus--global warming, for one. So attention 
should perhaps be paid.

Anybody out there able to set up a website on which, say, the SAA email 
list could be polled anonymously on the authorship question, if the SAA 
were willing to let us use that list for the purpose? Results to be 
forwarded to Mr. Liebenkorn, on the grounds that a really overwhelming 
majority of a highly qualified panel of scholars ought to make it hard 
to pretend that there is a real dispute here. Or show that there is a 
larger minority of highly qualified scholars than most of us suppose--a 
fact that would also be worth knowing.

The question should be posed in terms that recognize the possibility of 
multiple authorship of some plays.

David Evett

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