"... was Shakespeare’s last solo‐authored play. ……he subsequently went on and wrote collaborative plays, including Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen (TTNK) with the younger dramatist John Fletcher. He seems to have been training Fletcher up to take over the role of becoming lead dramatist for the King’s Men.“
Shakespeare (1564-1616) must have stopped his writings about 1608/9, Fletcher (1575-1624) started his writings about 1609.- The relative shares of Shakespeare and Fletcher in the TTNK were determined by linguistic techniques : --Shakespeare’s part :Act I, scenes 1–3; Act II, scene 1; Act III, scene 1; Act V, scene 1, lines 34-173, and scenes 3 and 4. ---Fletcher’s part: --Prologue; Act II, scenes 2–6; Act III, scenes 2–6; Act IV, scenes 1 and 3; Act V, scene 1, lines 1–33, and scene 2; Epilogue. - "Uncertain parts"--Act I, scenes 4 and 5; Act IV, scene 2.
Can anybody really believe that such a bizarre constellation did exist of Shakespeare as a team player and trainer of Fletcher? and that their common TTNK appeared 25 years after Shakespeare’s death and 10 years after Fletchers death, with no proofs that they ever met, communicated or worked together?
What a horrible spawn of an unimaginative, misguided Shakespeare expertise"! What if both were only pseudonames of the same surviving singular poet-genius?