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

Author: Brian Vickers
Publisher: Cambridge : 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Vickers
ISBN: 0521772435 9780521772433
OCLC Number: 474289371
Description: xxvii, 568 s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Gary Taylor finds a poem; Part 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'; Part 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; Appendices: 1. The text of A Funerall Elegye; 2. Verbal parallels between A Funerall Elegye and Ford's poems; 3. Establishing Ford's canon; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Brian Vickers

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