The two noble kinsmen - 1634 Quarto


The two noble kinsmen - 1634 Quarto


Fletcher, John, 1579-1625; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616


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Plays -- England -- 17th century
Comedies -- England -- 17th century

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Transcribed from: Two noble kinsmen : presented at the Blackfriers by the Kings Maiesties servants, with great applause / written by the memorable worthies of their time Mr. John Fletcher [Gent.] , and Mr. William Shakespeare Gent. -- Printed at London : by Tho. Cotes, for Iohn Waterson, and are to be sold at the signe of the crowne in Pauls church-yard, 1634. -- In spite of its absence from the First Folio (1623), recent studies of the play suggest that it is probably a genuine work of collaboration between Fletcher and Shakespeare, taking more or less equal shares, written in about 1613--The Oxford companion to English literature.

Act and scene numbers taken from: The two noble kinsmen / by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare ; edited by G. R. Proudfoot. -- London : Edward Arnold, 1970. -- xxvi, 141 p. ; 21 cm. -- (Regents renaissance drama series). -- ISBN 0713155477.


Mode of access: Online. OTA website

Title proper taken from beginning of elextronic text

Electronic text originally prepared by the Oxford University Press Shakespeare Dept. Proof-read and altered by Tom Horton, Dept. of Computer Science, Edinburgh University

Publication based on this text: The complete works / William Shakespeare ; general editors, Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor ; editors Stanley Wells ... [et al.] ; with introductions by Stanley Wells. -- Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1986. -- (Oxford Shakespeare). -- ISBN 0-19-812926-2.

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