The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0464  Monday, 30 September 2013


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

Date:         September 30, 2013 9:57:20 AM EDT

Subject:     Re: Shakespeare, Jonson, and the 1602 Additions The Spanish Tragedy


Apologies for being quite late in thanking everyone for their answers to my question about Shakespeare/Jonson’s contributions to The Spanish Tragedy. As always, Shaksper is an amazing resource, allowing one to poll a stunningly knowledgeable community.


For what it’s worth, I find Todd Lidh’s argument quite compelling: that the Henslowe payments to Jonson were in fact for The First Part of Hieronimo (anonymous, published 1605), a prequel to The Spanish Tragedy that is apparently something of a sendup of its ensuing progenitor.




This work is extant. I’ve ordered a copy of the Cairncross edition.


Oh and apologies for the H8/More confusion. Not sure what was misfiring in my brain that morning . . . 


Thanks again to all,



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