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Was Shakespeare a fraud?
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Do you believe Shakespeare was a fraud?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You missed a book in your initial post - "Much ADO about Noting" by John Casson (available on Amazon - only one copy left!). John Casson is convinced that Sir Henry Neville wrote the Shakespeare plays.

I have a copy because he gave me one. JC found handwritten copies of Leicester's Commonwealth, copied secretly by Sir Henry Neville [Ref: Worsley MSS 36, 47 and 40) at Lincolnshire Archives, and I got involved as he was having trouble reading the 16th century handwriting and I can read it. I gave him quite a bit of help with that and he actually mentioned me in the acknowledgements for helping him read the annotations and for transcribing a letter of 1601 for him. He thinks that Leicester's Commonwealth was a source for Shakespeare's plays. I was more than a bit annoyed at his insistence on interpreting "in" as "ni" just because the dot above the i was over to the right of it, which it often is, as I explained to him several times!!

A comment made by Sir Derek Jacobi supporting John Casson appears on the back cover.

I see that he's since written another book on the same subject with someone else. "Sir Henry Neville, Alias William Shakespeare: Authorship Evidence in the History Plays" published in January this year.

I'm not saying I support this theory, just throwing another contender into the ring.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoever Shakespeare was, it appears that he wrote at least one more [or several that were aggregated into one].

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150409120259.htm


And, though it's not the topic/point of the article, I'd say it would seem reasonable that they could use this approach to compare to other alternative authors peeps have suggested. It might not prove it was Will---but it should show who wasn't him.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the end of the day Shakespeare was the man who wrote the plays. He might have been the Earl of Oxford, he might have been Christopher Marlowe or he might have been Francis Bacon - or he might have been the son of a 'glover' from Stratford; but irrespective of that, he was first and foremost the man who created those worderfull, funny, tragic, deep and wise works that we know today as the Shakespearian Cannon.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter (USSM) wrote:
At the end of the day Shakespeare was the man who wrote the plays. He might have been the Earl of Oxford...
Nope, never, I refuse.

Mainly because Anonymous was such a terrible movie Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Never seen it, and on that recomendation I guess I never will.
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