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The combination of his explicit name, playing company and theater makes this one of the firmest print attributions to Shakespeare in his lifetime, although most scholars now accept it as a Middleton play. Most scholars now accept that the play is the sole work of Thomas Middleton though some continue to suggest that the first scene, which is narratively and tonally distinct from the rest of the short play, may be by another Sharpe , The Shakespeare attribution may suggest that Shakespeare had another role in the Four Plays , but this is only speculation.
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A Yorkshire Tragedy
Walter was also known to be ill and was possibly mentally unstable. On top of this it was a time of religious turmoil, many other members of the Calverley family had been fined for refusing to deny the Catholic Church. Walter, overwhelmed by the bleak outlook for his family and convinced he has ruined them, decided to kill his wife and sons.
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He murdered the two eldest boys who were four and three years old at the time and wounded his wife at the family home in Calverley Hall on 23 April He was arrested and, refusing to plead, was executed pressed to death in August of the same year. The public were fascinated by the murders - a pamphlet Two Most Unnatural Murders was produced, and it is this pamphlet that seems to have been the basis of the play A Yorkshire Tragedy.
Published in , the title pages of the play attribute it to William Shakespeare, although academics believe it is actually the work of another playwright, Thomas Middleton.
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The play was first acted at the Globe Theatre. Icabod Productions a Yorkshire-based company dedicated to the region's history and folklore originally revived the play to commemorate the th anniversary of the events.
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