The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0334  Friday, 12 July 2013


From:        Gerald E. Downs <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 12, 2013 1:29:58 AM EDT

Subject:     Lunch at Tiffany’s


John Briggs questioned my authorship attribution:


> I think it is unfair to give Tiffany Stern all the blame

> (as Gerald E. Downs does) for “Shakespeare in Parts”.

> The authorship statement is “by Simon Palfrey and Tiffany

> Stern” and I found it to be a remarkably uneven book.

> I didn’t do a stylometric analysis, but it seemed to be easy

> to guess which author wrote which part.


“Lunch at Simon’s” didn’t have the same ring. I wondered if anyone would notice. I assumed the book is backed by both authors equally.


Gerald E. Downs


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