Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/47363
Title: Much Ado About Whose Fingerprints? Shakespeare’s Hand in the 1602 Additions to The Spanish Tragedy
Authors: Rodríguez Herrera, José Manuel 
UNESCO Clasification: 57 Lingüística
Keywords: Attributionists
Shakespeare authorship studies
Trademark mispellings
Co-authorship
Computational stylistics, et al
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: 0028-2677
Journal: Neophilologus 
Abstract: The summer of 2013 should surely be marked on the calendar as a hallmark year in the long-running tradition of Shakespeare authorship studies. For in the month of August, Douglas Bruster, a Shakespearean scholar working at the University of Austin (Texas), gained the front headlines of various newspapers across the globe announcing that he had found persuasive evidence of Shakespeare’s ‘fingerprints’ on the 1602 Additions to Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy. Bruster, however, acknowledges his allegiance to previous scholarly work (he specifically mentions the work of Brian Vickers) pointing ahead towards this same direction. Along this essay, it is my purpose to review various methods of authorship attribution studies and to purvey further evidences pointing to Shakespeare as the most likely candidate for such Additions. As I would like to argue, whereas none of the methods under scrutiny has proven to be infallible per se, if taken together they can contribute to dispel the enigma of the Shakespearean canon.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/47363
ISSN: 0028-2677
DOI: 10.1007/s11061-015-9436-6
Source: Neophilologus[ISSN 0028-2677],v. 99, p. 505-520
Appears in Collections:Artículos
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

1
checked on Aug 1, 2021

Page view(s)

18
checked on Jul 17, 2021

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Share



Export metadata



Items in accedaCRIS are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.