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Hammond Edition of Double Falsehood

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0224  Monday, 7 June 2010

From:         Annie Martirosyan < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
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
Shakespeare's fingers.

Would like to see what others think on the play.

Regards,
Annie

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