Collaboration

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I have always suspected that works of art are the result of greater collaboration than the proponents of auteurism would want us to believe. I love Billy Mernit’s phrase in Cut to the Chase about movies benefitting from ‘a spirit of collaboration that once yielded cathedrals’.¬†Now, The Guardian¬†reveals (Oct 23, 2016) that Christopher Marlowe’s name is to appear alongside Shakespeare’s as co-author of Henry VI, Parts 1, 2 and 3. The ‘Great Man’ theory takes another few whacks.

 

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