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Shakespeare To Share Billing with Marlowe in New Edition of "Henry VI" Plays

By   Posted 10.24.2016  

New research using computerized tools by 23 international scholars leads to conclusion that Shakespeare collaborated with his rival.

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A new edition of Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three, to be published under the New Oxford Shakespeare imprint of Oxford University Press, is to see Shakespeare share authorship billing with Christopher Marlowe.

A team of 23 international scholars from five countries completed the research, headed by four professors as general editors: Gary Taylor (Florida State University, U.S.) John Jowett (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham), Terri Bourus (Indiana University, Indianapolis, U.S.) and Gabriel Egan (De Montfort University, Leicester).

They have used old-fashioned scholarship and 21st-century computerized tools to reach their conclusion that Marlowe contributed extensively to these plays—enough to warrant a co-author credit.

Click here for the full article published on by Mark Shenton on October 24, 2016.