n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - 'Counterfeiting' Shakespeare; Evidence, Authorship, and John Ford's Funerall Elegye, Brian Vickers : book review




Extracted from text ... 92 SHAKESPEARE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA BRIAN VICKERS. ' Counterfeiting' Shakespeare; Evidence, Authorship, and John Ford's Funerall Elegye. Cambridge University Press, 2002. 568 pp. Reviewed by CATHARINE BIRKINSHAW 'Counterfeiting' Shakespeare is Brian Vickers's magisterial summing up of the debates over two dubious Shakespearean attributions. The first is the notorious "Shall I die?", Gary Taylor's discovery, that he and Stanley Wells included in the Oxford Complete Works (1986), and that re-appeared eleven years later in the Norton Shakespeare, which had bought up the Oxford text. The second, A Funerall Elegye to the late Vertuous Maister William Peeter of Whipton Neere Excester, discovered ..


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