(Tim Macfarlan’s article appeared in the Daily Mail, 4/9.)

Play discovered nearly 300 years ago said to be a Shakespeare forgery 'was written by the Bard himself', new research claims 

  • Double Falsehood was presented by Lewis Theobald in the 18th century 
  • Theatre impresario made it out to be an adaptation of a play by the Bard 
  • Claims met with scepticism, including from great poet Alexander Pope 
  • But new study of its language identifies playwright as the true author
  • Psychological theory and text analyzing software lead to conclusion of University of Texas study which claims to model Bard's 'mental world'

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