Is it Shakespeare?

Using Python for authorship attribution in Renaissance drama

A lecturer, Paul Brown, and a student, Katie Jones, present their exploration of analysing old plays in an automated fashion.

The period of interest there are at least a 1/3 of which the authorship is unknown.

A source of early plays online is the Early Book Online tool, https://eebo.chadwyck.com/home

Not common to use their approach to examine the full canon of work.  They turned to Python to look at the treatment of whore and prostitutes during the time period.

 

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