Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Oxford scholars find Shakespeare's 'co-author'
All's Well That Ends Well has another author as well as William Shakespeare, according to research from Oxford University academics. Thomas Middleton has been revealed as the most likely co-author, according to in-depth analysis of the play's vocabulary, rhyming, style and grammar. Professor Laurie Maguire says the latest literary research shows groups of writers working together on plays. "The picture that's emerging is of much more collaboration," said Prof Maguire. "We need to think of it more as a film studio with teams of writers." - BBC