(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'