Did Shakespeare write Edward III?
Jeff Watkins, founder and artistic director of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, thinks so. And it's crucial to his argument that his group is the only one in America to have produced all 39 of Shakespeare's plays.
Let the debate rage. If you fall back on the classic agreement of plays -- 37 (leaving out Two Noble Kinsmen) -- then there are a number of Shakespeare companies that have achieved this goal. If you count Kinsmen, then the Royal Shakespeare Company (granted, not in America) can raise its hand to make that claim.
Watkins isn't stopping at E3, however, and ye gods one can only hope that he's going for quality and not just quantity -- his group will be doing Double Falsehood (aka Cardenio) as well as Sir Thomas More, which would indeed make him the only company around to have produced 41 of Shakespeare's plays.
Maybe he can just put an asterisk next to Shakespeare(*) like they do in baseball.