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Counterfeiting Shakespeare : evidence, authorship, and John Ford's Funerall elegye

Author: Brian Vickers
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vickers examines authorship claims for two poems, finding neither to be the work of Shakespeare.

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Named Person: W. S.; William Shakespeare; John Ford; John Ford; John Ford; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Vickers
ISBN: 0521772435 9780521772433
OCLC Number: 48265599
Description: xxvii, 568 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Gary Taylor finds a poem --
Pt. I. Donald Foster's 'Shakespearean' Construct. 1. 'W. S.' and the Elegye for William Peter. 2. Parallels? Plagiarisms? 3. Vocabulary and diction. 4. Grammar: 'the Shakespearean "who"'. 5. Prosody, punctuation, pause patterns. 6. Rhetoric: 'the Shakespearean "hendiadys"'. 7. Statistics and inference. 8. A poem 'indistinguishable from Shakespeare'? --
Pt. II. John Ford's 'Funerall Elegye'. 9. Ford's writing career: poet, moralist, playwright. 10. Ford and the Elegye's 'Shakespearean diction'. 11. The Funerall Elegye in its Fordian context. Epilogue: The politics of attribution --
App. I. The text of A Funerall Elegye --
App. II. Verbal parallels between A Funerall Elegye and Ford's poems
Responsibility: Brian Vickers.
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