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.”

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