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Shakespeare, Co-Author: A Historical Study of Five Collaborative Plays

Brian Vickers

Abstract

No issue in Shakespeare studies is more important than determining what he wrote. For over two centuries scholars have discussed the evidence that Shakespeare worked with co-authors on several plays, and have used a variety of methods to differentiate their contributions from his. In this wide-ranging study the author takes up and extends these discussions, presenting compelling evidence that Shakespeare wrote Titus Andronicus together with George Peele, Timon of Athens with Thomas Middleton, Pericles with George Wilkins, and Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen with John Fletcher. Part one of ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, George Peele, Timon of Athens, Thomas Middleton, Pericles, George Wilkins, Henry VIII, The Two Noble Kinsmen, John Fletcher

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199269167
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269167.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Vickers, author
School of Advanced Study, London University
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