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Shakespeare publisher "Arden" now claim it was co-written by WS. As this is a breaking story - and will be the default position of the publisher (regardless of their true motives), someone ought to update this article. I would, but then some 16 year old with no clue would remove my edits. Here's the Beeb's story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8569101.stm —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 23:58, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
Wilks and Booth
- The answer would seem to be No. John Wilkes Booth was named after John Wilkes the eighteenth-century political radical and reformer. Although that Wilkes was supposed to be a distant relative, the Booths only started to be a theatrical family with John's father Junius, so there is no reason to believe there is a Wilks connection from the theater. Junius Booth emigrated to America before Double Falsehood was produced, and although he did occasionally tour England subsequently, he does not seem to have been there in 1728. Nor is it likely he would have taken a role as relatively minor as Julio; he was a headliner. Both names were fairly common ones. Mandrakos (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 07:33, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
There is no scholarly consensus that Shakespeare wrote any of it
Some prominent academics have been pressing the claim that it's a rewrite of Shakespeare's play, but the debate has barely begun and I don't see any sign that the majority of scholars have signed off on this idea.220.127.116.11 (talk) 14:22, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
Actually the debate's been going on for nearly 300 years. Second, seek the signs that the scholars who have actually investigated this believe it part-shakespearen and you will find them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 12:46, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
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