The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1066 Friday, 19 May 2000.
Date: Thursday, 18 May 2000 13:42:59 GMT
Subject: 11.1062 Re: The bloodie banquet
Comment: Re: SHK 11.1062 Re: The bloodie banquet
>I don't know exactly how to contact her, but Julia Gasper is the editor
>of *The Bloody Banquet* for the Collected Works of Middleton. As Gasper
>has written the best recent book on Thomas Dekker, *The Dragon and the
>Dove,* I suppose she could inform anyone needing to know about its
>authorship problems. The last information I have is that she works at
>Mansfield College, Oxford.
Thanks for this, Jack. I know Gasper's provocative 'Dragon' monograph
very well - there is no mention of 'The Bloody Banquet' in it. Bentley
wasn't sure if Fletcher, Jonson or Massinger were responsible for the
play. Normally, I have little interest in matters of authorship
attribution, but I was obliged to read every scrap of the Dekkerean
canon a couple of years ago. It did not occur to me that I should look
at this play - so I am rather worried that I missed out on something! I
will get on to Julia Gasper.