Sunday, April 23, 2017

17th Earl of Oxford wrote Shakespeare (video)

Wikipedia (ft. article for 4-22-17); Dhr. Seven, Ashley Wells, Amber Larson, Wisdom Quarterly
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, unknown artist, 1575, Nat'l Portrait Gallery, London
(RR/49 mins) Established people refuse to debate due to their vested interests and because they control education. See for more on the issue.

Portrait on right is of a mask.
The Shakespeare authorship question is the argument, first raised in the 19th century, that someone other than William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the works attributed to him. All but a few Shakespeare scholars and some literary historians consider it a fringe belief.

Anti-Stratfordians (pro-Oxfordians) believe that Shakespeare was a front to shield the identity of the real author or authors, who did not want or could not accept public credit (such as Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford).

This controversy has spawned a vast body of literature, and more than 80 authorship candidates have been proposed, the most popular being the 17th Earl of Oxford Edward de Vere, Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, and William Stanley.

To the claim that the actor named Wm. Shakespeare lacked sufficient education, aristocratic knowledge, and the sensibility of royalty/nobility, or familiarity with the royal court for a writer of such eminence and genius, scholars reply that there is much documentary evidence supporting his authorship -- title pages, testimony by contemporary poets and historians, official records -- and none supporting any other candidate.

[Of course, what they fail to consider is that the real author was purposely attributing his work to the Stratford-upon-Avon actor and signing his name to plays and manuscripts by agreement. To say that there is no "official record" of the real author claiming his own name is only saying that he kept his agreement and did not renege. To be an earl dabbling in something so base as bawdy playwright and comic fop critical of other royals or nobles was unthinkable and would have led to his fall. But note how pro-war, pro-country, pro-royalty, pro-nobility, pro-status quo "Shakespeare" is. No ordinary, uneducated Englishman of the day would have sided so wholeheartedly and unquestioningly with the 1%. And the greatness of one author writing under his nom de plume  or pen name/pseudonym is explained that because there were no copyrights on plays, everyone cannibalized others. It was common practice to take the genius of another, embellish and potentially improve it and make it a timeless masterpiece. Edward de Vere the Earl of Oxford, and that is who we think was the true author, not only represents his genius and ingenuity but that of everyone around him and his many books, none of which the shabby actor had access to]. (Full article...)

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