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Upstart Crow
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0446  Wednesday, 4 July 2007

From: 		Bob Grumman <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 13:50:10 -0500
Subject: 18.0435 Upstart Crow
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0435 Upstart Crow

Elliott Stone said: "The upshot of all this is that since almost all we 
know of Robert Greene comes from these two "fake" autobiographies then 
it must put into doubt the facts of all we know or claim to know about 
Greene. Who was the author of these two works and why did he/she choose 
to have them published under the name of Robert Greene?"

Sorry, Elliott, but no one has *proven* anything about *Greenes 
Groatsworth of Wit.* Some interesting, not implausible hypotheses which 
I don't agree with have been advanced, that's all.  Stylometrics is 
still far from a science whatever its advocates say.  Names on 
title-pages and the testimony of witnesses must still be taken into account.

--Bob G.

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