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Robert Greene - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Robert Greene   (1558 - 1592)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born: 1558
Norwich, England
 
Died: 1592
 
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William Shakespeare
 
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Robert Greene - LIFE STORIES
 
 
9/20/1592     Greene, Shakespeare, "Cony-Catching"
On this day in 1592 Robert Greene's A Groats-Worth of Wit bought with a Million of Repentance, in which appears the first printed reference to Shakespeare, was entered in the Stationers' Register. Greene's warning to his fellow playwrights of "an upstart Crow, beautified with our feathers" is interpreted as jealousy of Shakespeare's rising star, or even as a charge of plagiarism.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
William Shakespeare & Robert Greene: The Evidence
by William Hall Chapman
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Groatsworth of Wit - The First Glimpse at Shakespeare
A short essay examines the authorship of Groatsworth, and provides a thorough analysis of the now famous warning about a certain up-start playwright believed to be William Shakespeare.
Book Review
Find a scholarly review of D. Allen Carroll's 1994 work, Greene's Groatsworth of Wit Bought with a Million of Repentance (1592). Attributed to Henry Chettle and Robert Greene.
Online Books Page
Find the electronic text of Groats-Worth of Wit.
The Upstart Crow Revisited
Find questions and theories about Groatsworth.

Greene's Groatsworth of Wit. Will it not give an instant headache to anyone who enters its swampy grounds for the first time? It should be a touchstone, indeed a kind of Rosetta Stone to help unlock the vast Shakespeare mystery. Instead, for the unsuspecting researcher, it is more like a Pandora's Box. Because while possibilities swarm out of the little pamphlet that seem to fit different theories, the truth is that nothing has seemed to fit any theory exactly. Too many loose ends and crooked corners."
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