All’s Well that Ends Well: an attribution refuted

Friday 4 May 2012

Alls Well that Ends Well Folio 1623Professor Sir Brian Vickers and Dr Marcus Dahl respond to claims that All's Well that Ends Well was co-authored by Thomas Middleton. 

Three weeks ago the Times Literary Supplement published an article by two Shakespearean scholars in Oxford arguing that All’s Well That Ends Well was the work of two hands, William Shakespeare and his contemporary, Thomas Middleton.
Brian Vickers and Marcus Dahl counter that this claim of dual authorship is based on long discredited methods, the ignoring of evidence and wilful misinterpretation. Like it or not, they conclude, All’s Well is all Shakespeare’s.

Professor Brian Vickers, Litt D, FBA, Senior Research Fellow &
Dr Marcus Dahl, Lecturer in Authorship Studies
'All’s Well that Ends Well: an attribution refuted' (with annotations) [PDF, 70KB].

Dr Marcus Dahl
Lecturer in Authorship Studies
'A New Shakespeare Collaboration?  All’s Not Well (in the data)' [PDF, 141KB]

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