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Author Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744 supposed author.

Title Double falshood, or, The distrest lovers [microform] : a play, as it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane / written originally by W. Shakespeare ; and now revised and adapted to the stage by Mr. Theobald, the author of Shakespeare restor'd.

Imprint London : Printed by J. Watts, 1728.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Basement Library of English Literature Microfiche Cabinets  LEL 40047    ---  Available
Description [16], 64 p.
Series Library of English literature ; LEL 40047
Note "Dramatis personae:" p. [16]
Prologue by Philip Frowde.
Decorative initials, head- and tailpieces.
First acted 13 December 1727 and published 1728.
Statement on verso of half-title page records the granting of 14 year rights to Theobald for Double falshood, a play in manuscript form which he professed to be by Shakespeare.
The possibility of Fletcher as the author is mentioned in the "Preface of the editor" (p. [9-11]) More likely an old play of uncertain authorship recast by Theobald, but by some regarded as entirely his. cf. Cambridge bibliography of English literature. Also attributed to Shirley and others. For discussion of its authorship and connection with the lost "History of Cardenio" ascribed to Shakespeare and Fletcher, cf. Bradford, in Modern language notes, vol. 25 (1910) p. 51-56, and Lounsbury's First editors of Shakespeare, p. 146-152.
Reproduction Microfiche. Chicago, Ill. : Library Resources, inc., 1976. 1 microfiche : positive ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of English literature ; LEL 40047)
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Spurious and doubtful works.
Added Author Shirley, James, 1596-1666, supposed author.
Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, supposed author.
Frowde, Philip, -1738.

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