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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Quick Bright Things

So you know that "lost" play attributed to Shakespeare that has been widely considered a hoax for the last 250 years?
Okay, maybe you don't. You have a life. I get it. No need to rub it in.
Anyway, the play was "discovered" in 1727, and it's called Double Falsehood (or Falshood); or The Distrest Lovers, and the Arden Shakespeare has finally published it in annotated form, which essentially legitimizes it.
So, one more play has more or less officially been added to the Shakespeare canon. You may begin dancing in the streets now.
For those of you who do find this as interesting as I do, here's the London Times article about Arden's decision and here's a Wikipedia article about the play itself.

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