The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0224 Monday, 7 June 2010
From: Annie Martirosyan <
Date: June 6, 2010 3:35:12 AM EDT
Subject: 21.0221 Hammond Edition of Double Falsehood
Comment: Re: SHK 21.0221 Hammond Edition of Double Falsehood
I have just read "Double Falsehood". While I had been expecting something as
sloppy and totally un-Shakespearean like "A Yorkshire Tragedy" -- I must say
I found "Double Falsehood" much more Bardian than not! I encountered strange
wordings or usages, and the play on the whole is 'easier', but Shakespeare's
fingertips are recognizable in many a place throughout. Extralinguistically,
there are situations bringing to mind The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night, and
Cymbeline. A nice play on the whole.
Though it might well be, as Professor Bate notes, a considerably modern,
18th century product, as much altered and distanced from the original
Cardenio as Tate's King Lear -- it should not, to my mind, be dismissed as
one of the light apocrypha, some of which so shallowly align with
Would like to see what others think on the play.
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