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Gary Taylor's Cardenio
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0220  Friday, 8 May 2009

From:       John W Kennedy <
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Date:       Wednesday, 06 May 2009 23:59:56 -0400
Subject: 20.0215 Gary Taylor's Cardenio
Comment:    Re: SHK 20.0215 Gary Taylor's Cardenio

From:       Ward Elliott <
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 >Neither of the extant candidate Cardenios, The Second Maiden's
 >Tragedy nor The Double Falsehood,

That "The", though common (indeed, it is even to be found on the running 
heads of two of the verso pages of the 1728 edition), is nonetheless 
spurious.

 >tests anywhere near Shakespeare. Taken as whole plays, they and all
 >other plays from the Shakespeare Apocrypha are in different
 >stylometric planets or galaxies, far too discrepant from core
 >Shakespeare to be could-be's by our tests. The Second Maid's Tragedy
 >has 22 Shakespeare rejections in 48 tests, The Double Falsehood has
 >11. No play in our Shakespeare core has more than two Shakespeare
 >rejections.

That is not surprising in something that claims no more than to be a 
rewrite of a Shakespearean collaboration.

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