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Hammond Edition of Double Falsehood

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0252  Wednesday, 23 June 2010

From:         Bob Grumman < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Date:         June 22, 2010 4:08:20 PM EDT
Subject: 21.0248  Hammond Edition of Double Falsehood
Comment:      Re: SHK 21.0248  Hammond Edition of Double Falsehood

Clark J. Hollway says, "If any genuine remnant of Shakespeare's voice
can be found in <Double Falsehood>, I thank the Arden editors for
making it available to a modern audience." I thank them anyway-for
giving people like me a chance to form our own opinions on a play
which absolutely has some connection to Shakespeare.

John Briggs thinks I'm wrong to have said "Double Falsehood" absolutely has some
connection to Shakespeare.

Depends on your definition of "connection." I think that in context it was plain
that didn't think the connection was necessarily to Shakespeare as its original
author or co-author, as Mr. Briggs may have thought, but perhaps I should have
said some "significant connection" to Shakespeare, and given an example, such
as the fact that by being described as a version of a play by Shakespeare when
it was first performed it has ignited all kinds of discussion about Shakespeare
and his times, and his colleague, Fletcher, and his later scholar Theobald. I
believe it has advanced our knowledge of these subjects, significantly (because
interestingly).

--Bob 

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