Friday, April 29, 2016

The Shakespeare conspiracy theories (video)

Dhr. Seven, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly; ; R. Emmerich (Anonymous); Emory U
 Who really wrote the regal works credited to the vulgar actor Will Shakespeare? (Alamy)

Holding a mask to stay anonymous
There is so little known about the real William Shakespeare.

It is, therefore, hardly surprising that plenty of theories about the most famous (English) bard and his work have arisen. It was, after all, Mark Twain who said:

“So far as anybody actually knows and can prove, Shakespeare of Stratford-on-Avon never wrote a play in his life.”
Not always as easily dismissed as Shakespeare champions would have you believe, here are the most widely known theories about the authorship of the plays.
Various authors
Here the mask is more obvious
In 1848 the American Joseph C. Hart wrote a book putting forward the argument that the plays were written by several different authors.
In 1856 the American Delia Bacon wrote an article to support this theory and attributed the authorship to a group of people who were overseen by Sir Francis Bacon and Sir Walter Raleigh.
Edward de Vere
Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford was also the Lord Great Chamberlain of England and a courtier poet. There is [much] evidence that suggests he did write them.

But some believe there are references in the plays to de Vere's life and that there are a series of codes in the writing that implicate the 17th Earl of Oxford as the true author. This is the theory put forward in the film "Anonymous." More

We don't know for certain who wrote these works, but we know for certain it was not the man given credit. That the Earl of Oxford would write poetry anonymously, wear a mask, and ask Shakespeare to take credit, that makes sense.
10 reasons Shakespeare was not the author
(Anonymous Movie's Channel) Filmmaker gives 10 reasons the uneducated Will Shakespeare -- even if he had been born a genius and prodigy -- could not possibly be the author.
The Establishment view

Dr. Patricia Cahill of Emory U. shoots down conspiracies surrounding Shakespeare's works.

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