|Sir Thomas More|
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The part of "foul papers" from Sir Thomas More likely to be in Shakespeare's handwriting. Courtesy of the British Library
STAGING SIR THOMAS MORE
This anonymous play, dated by W. W. Greg about 1593 (but later by some), survives only in a damaged manuscript, revised after censorship by the Master of the Revels, which contains five distinct additions in different scripts from the first draft, of which the fourth "D" is generally held to be in Shakespeare's handwriting (e.g. above). In this scene More pacifies a xenophobic mob. The whole script was staged by the RSC in 2005 and the ascription of the supposed Shakespeare parts was found plausible. HMR
Greg, W. W., editor, Sir Thomas More, Oxford: Oxford University Press & Malone Society, 1911.
Hopkins, Chris. "Review of Sir Thomas More, by Anthony Munday, William Shakespeare and others" [RSC, Swan Theatre, 2005], Early Modern Literary Studies 11.2 (September, 2005) 13.1-6; also at: http://purl.oclc.org/emls/11-2/revmore.htm
Hyde, Mary C., "Current Theatre Notes " [London Theatre Centre performance: 6/22-5/1954], Shakespeare Quarterly, 6 (1955):67-88.
Jenkins, Harold, editor, Sir Thomas More, in Complete Works, C. J. Sisson, editor, London: Odhams, 1954.
McDermott, Kristen, "Sejanus: His Fall; and Sir Thomas More" [RSC, Swan Theatre, 2005], Theatre Journal 58. 1 (March 2006), 127-131.
McMillan, Scott, The Book of Sir Thomas More: a Theatrical View" Modern Philology 68 (1970): 10-24.
Pollard, A. W., ed., Shakespeare's Hand in the Play of "Sir Thomas More", Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1967.
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