New evidence has come to light that the 18th century play Double Falsehood — whose author famously claimed (to mixed reviews) that it was based on Shakespeare’s missing play Cardenio — actually is derived from Shakespeare’s lost work. Rumors abound that the play will be performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company when the Swan Theatre in Stratford reopens. One mystery remains — what did Lewis Theobold do with the three copies of Cardenio he claimed to possess? For the full story see Mark Brown’s article in the Guardian.
I am a commercial litigator and intellectual property lawyer in Orange County. Although my practice encompasses a wide variety of business disputes, I have a particular fondness for, and am prone to wax philosophical on, the subjects of copyright and trademark infringement in music, literature, art, and film.