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Shakespeare, Co-AuthorA Historical Study of Five Collaborative Plays$
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Brian Vickers

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199269167

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269167.001.0001

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Authorship in English Renaissance Drama

Authorship in English Renaissance Drama

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(p.3) 1 Authorship in English Renaissance Drama
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Shakespeare, Co-Author
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Brian Vickers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269167.003.0001

This chapter discusses five plays by Shakespeare, namely Titus Andronicus, Timon of Athens, Pericles, King Henry VIII, and The Two Noble Kinsmen. It is a curious fact that the theatrical and publishing tradition which established the authenticity of the plays ascribed to Shakespeare also managed to suppress — or perhaps just obscure — any sign that he ever worked together with other dramatists. It is argued that one of the quartos reprinted in the folio, Titus Andronicus, was a joint work with George Peele, and that two of the plays published for the first time in the folio, Timon of Athens and Henry VIII, were jointly written with Thomas Middleton and John Fletcher, respectively. The chapter also reconstructs something of the material context within which collaboration took place.

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

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