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Study finds a disputed Shakespeare play bears the master's mark
Study finds a disputed Shakespeare play bears the master's mark

Chalk up another one for The Bard. "Double Falsehood," a play said to have been written by William Shakespeare but whose authorship has been disputed for close to three centuries, is almost certainly the work of the 16th century poet and playwright, new research finds. Shakespeare appears to have had some assistance in the project from John Fletcher, a contemporary who is thought to have co-written three plays with the Bard -- including one on a theme similar to that of "Double Falsehood" -- near the end of Shakespeare's life. Nevertheless, "the entire play was consistently linked to Shakespeare with a high probability," the authors of the new study...

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