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Help Wanted - A Tiro's Questions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0021  Monday, 11 January 2010

From:       Larry Weiss <
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Date:       Thursday, 07 Jan 2010 21:17:54 -0500
Subject: 21.0008 Help Wanted - A Tiro's Questions
Comment:    Re: SHK 21.0008 Help Wanted - A Tiro's Questions

 >There was no single moment when Pericles and The Two Noble Kinsmen
 >were "added to the canon", since no single authority determines what the
 >"Shakespeare canon" is.

True enough, but it is reasonable to say that Pericles became canonical 
in Pope's early 18C edition, which dropped six of the seven apocryphal 
plays added to F3 but kept Pericles. Most editions after Pope's followed 
along.

As for TNK, a case can be made that Kittredge's inclusion of the play in 
his popular 1938 edition was the watershed. Not all subsequent editions 
included the play, but most scholarly ones did.

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