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Shakespeare Out of Place?

When Jonathan Hope and I did our initial Docuscope study of over 300 Renaissance plays, we found Shakespeare’s plays clustering together for the most part. One explanation for this clustering was that it was caused by something distinctive in Shakespeare’s writing, and that this authorial signature becomes visible in the same way genre does—at the […]

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Shakespearean Dendrograms

Dendrogram produced in JMP on PC1 and PC2 using covariance matrix and Ward’s There is another way to visualize the degrees of similarity or dissimilarity among the items we’ve been analyzing in Shakespeare’s Folio plays. A dendrogram, which looks like a family tree, is a two dimensional representation of similarities derived from a statistical technique […]

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