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a new shakespeare: read double falsehood online

In classics long after on March 18, 2010 at 9:13 am

double falsehood

Subjectiviste is never going to be a newsblog, but if you’re writing about drama and a new Shakespeare play is unearthed, you run don’t walk in that general direction for all too obvious reasons. It seems Double Falsehood (or, The Distrest Lovers) is a revision of Shakespeare’s sadly swallowed Cardenio (in turn based, dizzyingly, on Don Quixote) – written with John Fletcher, who also co-authored the original. For background, The Guardian speaks to the academic whose obsessive work has led to the play’s re-emergence (plus offers a short exchange from the script), The Telegraph make the case for its authenticity (with a scrap of speech).

But! WHY NOT READ THE WHOLE THING RIGHT HERE AND NOW? – GET THEE HENCE!

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