The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0372  Thursday 4 March 1999.

From:           Ray Lischner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 03 Mar 1999 17:19:24 GMT
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare on Cosby

>An odd side note. At one point, Shakespeare claims to be the author of
>44 plays. Any idea why that number might have been used, rather than the
>canonized 36/37?

I wondered about that. My wife also caught it. The Third Folio contains
43 plays: the standard 37 plus six more that were clearly not
Shakespeare's. Throw in Two Noble Kinsmen and you get 44. Maybe that's
where the screenwriters got their number.

Ray Lischner  (http://www.bardware.com)
co-author (with John Doyle) of Shakespeare for Dummies

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