Kahan, Jeffrey Books
Jeffrey Kahan completed his Ph.D. at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, in 1993. Dr. Kahan is the author of Reforging Shakespeare: The Story of a Theatrical Scandal (Associated University Presses, 1998) and New Shakespeare, "Now With Added Lustre “: Shakespeare Imitations and Forgeries 1710- 1820 (3 vols. Routledge, 2004), and co-editor of The Compendium of Renaissance Drama (forthcoming, 2004). He is Associate Professor at the University of La Verne.2004 0-7734-6269-4
William-Henry Ireland's footnote in history is secure: he is the boy who forged the "lost" Shakespeare play Vortigern. The question is, should he be remembered for more than his Shakespearean tomfoolery? Ireland wrote a vast amount of poetry after his exposure, some of which was widely popular, yet to date, William-Henry Ireland's verse has received almost no attention and has, until now, never been collected, professionally edited, or even sampled for anthology. This volume samples Ireland's post- Shakespearean poetry, beginning with Ballads in Imitation of the Antient
(1801) and concluding with his satirical Scribbleomania
(1815). The introduction argues that Ireland deserves a place among the Romantics of his era. The volume includes a foreword by Nick Groom, author of The Forger's Shadow.