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First Folios in the News
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0655  Tuesday, 18 November 2008

From:       Bud Thompson <
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Date: 	    Monday, 10 Nov 2008 08:22:29 -0800
Subject: 19.0634 First Folios in the News
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0634 First Folios in the News

"Earlier, in January 1616, Shakespeare and his lawyer, Francis Collins, began 
composing the latter's will, according to Peter Holland in his ODNB biography of 
Shakespeare..."

How does Peter Holland know that the will was begun in January 1616? How does 
anybody know that Collins had anything to do with composing the will?

Is there evidence . . . or is this conjecture passing itself off as history?

Louis W. Thompson

[Editor Note: My statement "Wolfson is donating 450 texts to the theatre, 
including a First Folio of Shakespeare's complete works, printed in 1616," was a 
typo -- I obviously intended 1623. -Hardy]



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