Thank you, Pam. Very good advice that I will pass along.
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I think this is the safest formulation, Steve, except I might say "formerly
attributed to the so-called York Realist", as it is not only the
identification of a single hand that has come under scrutiny, but also what
could be understood as "realism".
--On 30 October 2012 21:47 +0000 "Wright, Stephen K" <[log in to unmask]>
> Thanks for the reply, Cliff. My sense of the matter is that there is an
> increasing degree of skepticism that all of these works must be
> attributed to a single individual. They might point to a convergence of
> metrical, stylistic, lexical, structural, and thematic traits produced by
> several hands. I think I'm just going to caution my colleague and advise
> him to use the old dodge: "a play often attributed to the so-called
> 'York Realist'." Steve
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> [clifford.davidson@WMICHU] Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 2:39 PM
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> Subject: Re: York Master?
> It is a problem that has been considered by Paul Johnston in his
> contribution to my TEAMS edition of the York plays. His results are
> tentative, and he hopes eventually to do a book on the topic. I
> personally after editing the plays suspect a number of hands involved
> rather than a single "York Master," but I don't have the linguistic
> expertise that Paul has.
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Stephen K Wright" <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2012 4:27:19 PM
>> Subject: York Master?
>> Dear Reedlers:
>> I would like to know more about the current state of thinking about
>> the existence of the so-called "York Master"? I know that Richard
>> Beadle felt that a reconsideration was in order, but I am not sure
>> as to what the current state of the discussion is. Could someone
>> point me to the latest literature on the topic?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Steve Wright
>> Dept of English / CUA
>> Washington, DC 2006
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