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By William Shakespeare

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This list contains forty-one texts which have been identified confidently, or suggested tentatively, as memorial reconstructions by the New Bibliographers and their successors. It will be helpful to relate the development of this list. In 1909 Pollard established the category of suspect texts with five offerings: Qi Romeo and Juliet (1597), Qi Henry 5 (1600), Qi The Merry Wives of Windsor (1602), Qi Hamlet (1603), and Qi Pericles (1609). This group was supplemented in 1919 by Greg's addition of Greene's Orlando Furioso (QJ594), and the fly-scene of Titus Andronicus (not printed until the PART i: INTRODUCTION | 13 Folio of 1623).

Or does it mean that we should seek explanations other than memorial reconstruction? Gary Taylor came close to probing these issues when he stated that the reporters of Q^Henry 5 were 'unusually conscientious', but he did not expand the implications of his statement. * INTRODUCTION | 15 understanding of Elizabethan memory, and the limited context of the field of inquiry. The fourth confusion relates to imprecise terminology. 4 Sidney Thomas, E. A. J. 41 But old habits die hard, and critics acknowledge the problems inherent in the terms 'good' and 'bad', while continuing to use these adjectives regardless.

Bryce writes that: To those ... who thought of literary criticism as a free-for-all [Alexander] offered the analogy with geometry or algebra. A problem susceptible of several solutions is bogus. 47 If Alexander shared Greg's mathematical instincts, he had in common with McKerrow a professional interest and family connection in engineering. 49 Dover Wilson offers the revealing insight that to Pollard scholarship was 'always something of a game, which he found himself unable to take quite seriously'.

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