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Title given to a lost play on the basis of allusions by Thomas Nashe, Thomas Lodge, Philip Henslowe, and others. It has sometimes been supposed to be by Thomas Kyd, but the evidence is questionable. Its relationship to Shakespeare's play is unknown.

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