The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0365 Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Date: August 31, 2012 3:57:37 PM EDT
Subject: Thomas of Woodstock
It has been a year since SHAKSPER published my opinion for a unanimous panel of assessors resolving the dispute between Michael Egan and Ward Elliott & Robert Valenza over the authorship of the anonymous play commonly called “Thomas of Woodstock,” which Egan calls “Richard II, Part One.” (SHK 22:0209, 8/30/11) Egan promised to post an “extended response” and “rebuttal” (SHK 22:0239, 9/19/11), and repeated that promise at least three times (SHK 22:0307, 11/16/11). Since it has now been a year since the opinion was published and Egan has submitted no such thing, we are probably safe in assuming that we may now regard this as a closed case.
[Editor’s Note: If you are interested, you may find the opinion here Egan V Elliott --Hardy]