As you’ll see, this very informative volume was published in November 2010. Read More » Conference – “Shakespeare: from Rowe to Shapiro” The Globe/London: 28 November 2009 Reported by De Vere Society Secretary Richard Malim with assistance from Kevin Gilvary Shakespeare’s Globe are to be applauded for organising a conference drawing together many academics who ...
This evidence overwhelmingly indicates that William Shakespeare was the great author s pen name, and that he was a nobleman.
It shows that he wrote decades earlier than believed, and initially for the private entertainment of Queen Elizabeth I and her court.
My name is Piet-Hein Zijl, living in Zaanstad, a town just north of Amsterdam, Holland.
My age is 69, I worked as a teacher and artist (made pen drawings, etchings), am a reader of poetry in public and as a ... Michael Egan Readers will know that Shakespeare Beyond Doubt contributor, Hardy Cook, also runs SHAKSPER, an online discussion group.
Malone’s initial Shakespeare achievement was his essay , divided Shakespeare’s career into four periods, based on what he deemed appropriate to the playwright’s age and mood, a division that Shakespeare academics still widely affirm. Chambers thoroughly reviewed the full scope of dating research in his , published in 1930, and laid out a chronology derived largely from Malone and Dowden.
Dowden vastly expanded on Malone’s use of stylistic data, like frequency of rhyme, to support his chronology with statistics. Of the 36 plays in the First Folio, Chambers’s dating exactly matches Malone’s on 14 plays and deviates from it by only one year on eight more.Yet Shakespeare Beyond Doubt (SBD) summarily considers that hypothesis out of the question.SBD never once mentions Diana Price’s seminal 2001 book, Shakespeare’s Unorthodox Biography: New Evidence of an Authorship Problem, which demonstrated that the Stratford man, whose name was spelled “William Shakspere,” left no literary paper trail during his lifetime: out of the 70 or so existing documents from the Stratford man’s life, not one identifies him personally as a writer of any kind or links him to the works published and performed under the name “William Shakespeare.” Price looked for a literary paper trail for 24 other Elizabethan writers and found evidence identifying each one personally as a writer during his lifetime, but found no such evidence for Shakspere.The new chronology is refreshingly diverse, like the world of Shakespeare authorship studies.The main challenge to the Shakespeare orthodoxy for much of the past century has been Oxfordian, though Oxfordians, unlike Stratfordians, have made the effort inclusive and welcome into their conferences and journals advocates for Bacon, Marlowe, William Stanley, Edward Dyer, Mary Sidney, et al., including, of course, Stratfordians.All of this is recounted in the introduction to This new book, apparently several years in the making, goes on to review other aspects of the inherited tradition, and then lays out, play by play, the evidence put forward by scholars who believe that the plays were written by William Shakespeare of Stratford, followed by the evidence put forward by scholars who believe they are by Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford.