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Shakespeare’s Hand in the Play of Sir Thomas More


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A. W. Pollard, W. W. Greg, Sir E. Maunde Thompson, J. Dover Wilson, R. W. Chambers.
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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108015356

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  • First published in 1923, this book consists of a series of papers written by Pollard, W. W. Greg, E. Maunde Thompson, J. Dover Wilson, and R. W. Chambers, all advocates of the then newly-established New Bibliography. The book was assembled with the intention of strengthening the argument that three pages of Sir Thomas More in the Harleian Manuscript at the British Museum were written in Shakespeare's own hand. The well-established scholars examine the case from several different angles, considering the handwriting in comparison to the known versions of Shakespeare's signature, the bibliographical links between these three pages and the 'good' quartos, and the content of the pages in relation to political ideas expressed elsewhere in Shakespeare. The volume also includes plates of Shakespeare's signatures, analysis of individual letter shapes and parts of the manuscript, and a special transcript of the pages in question.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108015356
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction A. W. Pollard
    2. The handwritings of the manuscript W. W. Greg
    3. The handwriting of the three pages attributed to Shakespeare compared with his signatures Sir E. Maunde Thompson
    4. Bibliographical links between the three pages and the good quartos J. Dover Wilson
    5. The expression of ideas - particularly political ideas - in the three pages and in Shakespeare R. W. Chambers
    6. Ill May Day. Scenes from the play of Sir Thomas More, text edited by W. W. Greg
    7. Special transcript of the three pages W. W. Greg.

  • Authors

    Alfred W. Pollard

    W. W. Greg

    E. Maunde Thompson

    J. Dover Wilson


    A. W. Pollard, W. W. Greg, Sir E. Maunde Thompson, J. Dover Wilson, R. W. Chambers.

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