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Hand D and Sir Thomas More
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0522  Monday, 1 September 2008

[1]  From:    Paul Werstine <
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      Date:    Friday, 29 Aug 2008 09:50:39 -0400
      Subj:    Re: SHK 19.0513 Hand D and Sir Thomas More

[2]  From:    Tom Reedy <
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      Date:    Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 15:34:07 -0500 (CDT)
      Subj:    Re: SHK 19.0513  Hand D and Sir Thomas More

[3]  From:    Bob Grumman <
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      Date:    Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 16:37:51 -0500
      Subj:    Re: SHK 19.0513 Hand D and Sir Thomas More


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From:       Paul Werstine <
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Date:       Friday, 29 Aug 2008 09:50:39 -0400
Subject: 19.0513 Hand D and Sir Thomas More
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0513 Hand D and Sir Thomas More

I'm grateful to Larry Weiss for mentioning my name on this list in connection 
with Hand D of the More MS, but I fear he gives me too much credit. While I have 
written to express reservations about the sufficiency of the case that's been 
made for Shakespeare as Hand D, I've not written to demonstrate that Hand D is a 
scribe. Nonetheless, others, including most prominently and recently, Gerald 
Downs, who have done so seem to me very persuasive.

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From:       Tom Reedy <
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Date:       Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 15:34:07 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 19.0513  Hand D and Sir Thomas More
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0513  Hand D and Sir Thomas More

Michael Egan <
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 >A computerised comparison of the hand in Egerton 1994
 >and the Hand D reproductions of the More MS. in the
 >Riverside Shakespeare (1997), shows that they
 >certainly seem close.

Where might one find such a comparison?

Tom Reedy

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Date:       Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 16:37:51 -0500
Subject: 19.0513 Hand D and Sir Thomas More
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0513 Hand D and Sir Thomas More

Larry Weiss <
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 >I read the essay "A Question (not) to be Askt: Is Hand D a Copy?" in,
 >I believe, the Shakespeare Yearbook for 2007.
 >
 >Paul Werstine has also written extensively arguing that Hand D is a
 >scribal transcript, and cannot be assumed to be Shakespeare's work

Are there any manuscripts from the time known to have been written by a scribe 
that have the kind of extensive corrections and revisions that Hand D has? What 
does Werstine say about the way Hand D so much looks like something written by 
an author mending himself as he goes along?

--Bob G.

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