How long to write a play?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0377 Friday, 15 June 2007
From: Tom Reedy <
Date: Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 17:32:11 -0500
Subject: How long to write a play?
I've just begun reading Stanley Wells's *Shakespeare and Co.:
Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, John
Fletcher and the Other Players in His Story*. Early on (p. 25) he makes
a statement that the average time to write a play was between four to
six weeks. I'm assuming he's calculating from information taken from
Henlowe's "Diary." Does anybody know of other references supporting this?
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