Determining the Shakespeare Canon devotes five chapters to the anonymous domestic tragedy, Arden of Faversham, and five to the short narrative poem, A Lovers Complaint. In the opening chapter, Jackson provides an insightful analysis of Ardens quarrel scene and the intricacies involved in Mosbys monologue. He puts forth a convincing argument that, on the basis of external evidence, Arden is just as strong a contender for admission into Shakespeares canon as Edward III, which is now generally accepted as an early Shakespearean collaboration. However, given the equal portions devoted to two texts of such disparate lengths, it seems unlikely that Jackson has pro - vided enough internal evidence, within 126 pages, to convince sceptics that the middle portion of Arden should be admitted into Shakespeares canon. Jackson notes that Apart from Shakespeare, the main contenders for the plays authorship are Thomas Kyd and Christopher Marlowe [p. 15]. Jackson cites Brian Vickerss attribution to Kyd frequently, but his assertion that Vickers is wrong relies on his belief that no scholar has discovered as many links with Kyd (as with Shakespeare) for the plays authorship. However, Shakespeares canon, even when restricted by Jackson to the period 15801600 during LION searches, is considerably larger than Kyds accepted plays.