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Thoughts on Double Falsehood


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0091  Monday, 23 May 2011

From:         John Briggs < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Date:         May 22, 2011 8:15:27 PM EDT
Subject:     Re: SHK 22.0084 Thoughts on Double Falsehood

Duncan Salkeld wrote:

> Before a yet lengthier thread on this subject takes wing, we ought to
> await publication of Tiffany Stern's forthcoming article on Cardenio
> which is likely to set the cat rather murderously among the pigeons.
> She gave a version of it at the Chichester University 'Puzzles'
> conference last October and those who heard it will understand why
> caution should be urged.

I'm not so sure. It was an excellent presentation, but I fear that it may take more than that to win over those wedded to the idea that "Double Falsehood" is (in some sense) "Cardenio". For example, I don't recollect her giving a convincing explanation as to why "Double Falsehood" seems to sound like Fletcher. (Although why "sounding like Fletcher" should mean that Shakespeare wrote any of it is still a bit of a mystery!) She may win over the waverers, of course - but waverers tend to be a fickle bunch!

John Briggs

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