Members in the Media
From: The Boston Globe

Finding Shakespeare’s mark

The Boston Globe:

FOR CENTURIES NOW, scholars have debated the authorship of the play “Double Falsehood,” which was published in 1728 by Lewis Theobald. Theobald claimed that it was a long-lost work of Shakespeare. In a new study, psychologists at the University of Texas at Austin compared word usage from “Double Falsehood” to plays known to have been written by Shakespeare, John Fletcher (a Shakespeare collaborator), and Theobald. The analysis “generally showed a strong presence of Shakespeare’s signature in the early parts of ‘Double Falsehood’; apparent contributions from Fletcher were greatest in the final two acts. Theobald’s signature had only a small presence.”

Read the whole story: The Boston Globe

More of our Members in the Media >

APS regularly opens certain online articles for discussion on our website. Effective February 2021, you must be a logged-in APS member to post comments. By posting a comment, you agree to our Community Guidelines and the display of your profile information, including your name and affiliation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations present in article comments are those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the views of APS or the article’s author. For more information, please see our Community Guidelines.

Please login with your APS account to comment.