Special Event – The London Prodigal

On 30th October 2016 the Dekkerthon reconvened to read The London Prodigal.

Published in 1605, its first quarto gives the author as William Shakespeare, but this attribution has generally been discounted. Following the intense reading of the works of Dekker during the summer marathon, Dr Martin Wiggins felt that he detected the hand of Thomas Dekker in the play.

So, at the beginning of the Autumn term, as many of our original readers as could attend, returned to the Shakespeare Institute for one final session of the marathon. Joined by guests Stanley Wells, Lena Cowen Orlin and Paul Edmondson (who edited a critical edition of the play for his PhD at the Institute) we read The London Prodigal.

Live-tweets from the reading can be found here, along with all the tweets from the other sessions of the Dekkerthon.

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