The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0446 Wednesday, 4 July 2007
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.
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