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Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0791  Friday, 1 December 2007

[1] 	From:	Peter Holland <
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	Date:	Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 09:16:18 -0500
	Subj:	Re: SHK 18.0784 Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit

[2] 	From:	Will Sharpe <
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	Date:	Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 16:52:31 +0000
	Subj:	RE: SHK 18.0784 Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit

[3] 	From:	Steven Mentz <
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	Date:	Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 13:46:51 -0500
	Subj:	Greene's Groatsworth of Wit


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Date:		Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 09:16:18 -0500
Subject: 18.0784 Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0784 Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit

See John Jowett, "Johannes Factotum: Henry Chettle and Greene's 
Groatsworth of Wit", Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 
vol. 87, no. 4, (1993), pp. 453-86 for the evidence.

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Date:		Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 16:52:31 +0000
Subject: 18.0784 Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit
Comment:	RE: SHK 18.0784 Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit

See John Jowett. "Johannes Factotum: Henry Chettle and Greene's 
Groatsworth of Wit." The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of 
America. Vol. 87. (1993): 453-86.
I think someone has just/is just about to publish a piece that refutes 
Jowett's claims, but maybe someone else on the list could enlighten 
(because I don't know, not because I'm being difficult).

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From:		Steven Mentz <
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Date:		Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 13:46:51 -0500
Subject:	Greene's Groatsworth of Wit

D. Allen Carroll's 1994 MRTS edition of the *Groatsworth* makes an 
aggressive case for Chettle's authorship -- "Greene may have had 
something to do with the writing of Groatsworth, Chettle certainly did" 
-- thus reopening the debate. He cites the long history of the question, 
from Nashe's denial of his own authorship in the 2nd ed. of Pierce 
Penniless (probably published a month after Groatsworth in October 1592) 
to Warren Austin's computer-aided study in 1969. It's a tangled web, 
though it seems very likely a case of mixed authorship (of an unusual kind).

I've tried to make some sense out of the competing claims in an essay 
that's working its way into print in the collection *Writing Robert 
Greene*, which will come out from Ashgate sometime this summer, I think.

Steve Mentz
Associate Professor
Department of English
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
New York, NY 11439
718-990-6690

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