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Recent scholarship has explored collaborative authorship in the English Renaissance. Critics have studied well-known collaborative teams, such as that of Beaumont and Fletcher, and have now increasingly acknowledged that even some of Shakespeare's plays were likely written with collaborators. Indeed, every major English Renaissance playwright probably worked collaboratively at times. Some critics, such as Jeffrey Masten, hoped that this realization might dislodge traditional notions of authorship as a solitary activity. However, scholars analyzing plays written collaboratively often attempt to attribute acts, scenes, or speeches to individual authors who are thought to have worked separately before joining their work together. Thus, scholars' acceptance of the fact of collaborative writing has done little to change the model of the author; it simply multiplies the number of authors.