Arden of Faversham Essay

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Aubrey holds a Ph.D. in English and has published many essays on drama. In the following essay, he discusses why some scholars argue that Arden of Faversham was quite possibly written by William Shakespeare.

Although lovers of Elizabethan drama might be able to locate and attend one of the infrequent productions of Arden of Faversham, it is more likely that they will be compelled to study this fascinating play at home or in a library. Perhaps with some help from reviews of past productions, readers will have to imagine for themselves how the callous landowner Arden, his adulterous wife Alice, the social climber Mosby, and the villains Shakebag and Black Will might be effectively presented on a modern stage. But given the structure of the plot, this may be no easy task. In Themes and Conventions of Elizabethan Tragedy, no less an authority than M. C...

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