eBook: Brian Vickers - Counterfeiting Shakespeare - Evidence, Authorship and John Ford's Funerall Elegye

Brian Vickers 
Counterfeiting Shakespeare 
Evidence, Authorship and John Ford's Funerall Elegye
 2002 | PDF | 596 pages | 2 mb

Brian Vickers addresses the fundamental issues of what Shakespeare actually wrote, and how this is determined. In recent years Shakespeare's authorship has been claimed for two poems, the lyric "Shall I die?" and A Funerall Elegye. These attributions have been accepted into certain major editions of Shakespeare's works. Through a new examination of the evidence, Professor Vickers shows that neither poem has the stylistic and imaginative qualities we associate with Shakespeare. He identifies the poet and dramatist John Ford as the actual author of the Elegye.


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