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Dedicated to the proposition that Christopher Marlowe was not killed in 1593, but lived long enough to write poems and plays attributed to the actor William Shakespeare.
Did Christopher Marlowe write Shakespeare's Plays? -
On the morning of May 30, 1593, Christopher Marlowe met with three associates in the English intelligence network. Days earlier, a list of charges against him that included heresy, blasphemy and treason had been delivered to the Privy Council. Later that evening the Queen's Coroner was summoned to their meeting place. A body lay on the floor. After an inquest, the dead man was taken to a nearby churchyard busy at the time receiving victims of the plague. According to the official report, England's foremost playwright was interred without fanfare or marker.
Soon, plays attributed to William Shakespeare began to appear on the London stage, plays so undeniably similar to Marlowe's that noted scholars have since declared that Shakespeare wrote as if he had been Marlowe's apprentice.
Marlowe's Ghost explores the possibility that persecution of a writer who dared to question authority may have led to the greatest literary cover-up of all time.
An extraordinary book by Roberta Ballantine reveals the last half of Marlowe’s life: twenty-nine years filled with high adventure, touching dramatic writings, his mentors, employers and friends, lovers, wives and children and the most difficult kind of loyal service to England. Missing from every previous biography of Marlowe, many events in his life now appear for the first time, fused from increments of factual evidence beautifully corroborated by surprising steganographic messages created by the man himself – a peerless writer and ghost of all the Shakespeare works.
Darby Mitchell's essay, ''And thereby hangs a tail/tale': the Memoirs of an Arse Poetica' is available on disk at castlepublishing.net or from the author.
Coalition aims to expose Shakespeare:
"Acclaimed actor Derek Jacobi and Mark Rylance, the former artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London, unveiled a 'Declaration of Reasonable Doubt' on the authorship of Shakespeare's work Saturday, following the final matinee of 'I am Shakespeare,' a play investigating the bard's identity, in Chichester, southern England. . . ." -- - Yahoo! News
The declaration put forward by theCoalition — signed online by nearly 300 people — aims to provoke new research into who was responsible for the plays, sonnets and poems attributed to the writer.
Jacobi and Rylance presented a copy of the document to William Leahy, head of English at in west London and head of the first graduate program in Shakespeare Authorship Studies, which begins this month."
A shoutout to Terry Ross and Dave Kathman and the gang at HLAS, which celebrate its 10th anniversary today (appropriately on 'Shakespeare's' birthday).
Reported in The Times Online (London): "Park Honan, a scholar and biographer, has unearthed a “crucial” document that reveals that the murderer, Ingram Frizer — a known conman who received a royal pardon just a month after stabbing the poet — was later rewarded with extensive property."
This year's winning essay is "The Marlowe-Shakespeare authorship debate: approaching an old problem with new methods," by Ary Goldberger MD, Albert Yang MD and CK Peng Phd.
Google Search: Weir Bacon poet group:humanities.lit.authors.*: "Was Bacon capable of writing with 'drama and intensity?'"
Today I put my foot back in the water (if not in my mouth) at HLAS, with a post to Elizabeth Weir, the industrious Baconian, who must have thousands of posts to HLAS by now. In the past, I've chided her for ducking my questions re: Francis Bacon and ignoring evidence for Marlowe. In my latest post, I ask her to offer any facts she has that Bacon was a poet. If she's already posted it, she may be put off by my laziness, so I should look for evidence myself.
M.B. Malyutov has written Fusion of Various Methods for Resolving the Shakespeare Controversy. Documentary and literary evidence on the authorship attribution of works traditionally ascribed to Shakespeare is complemented by several micro-style, macro-style tests and a study of the validity of anagrams deciphered in the Shakespearean canon.
Roberta Ballantine's Christopher Marlowe website
According to new research from a University of Warwick historian, "the foul language and public name-calling hurled around on the streets of Elizabethan England from 1500 to 1700 was far worse than anything we hear today."
In the Sarasota Herald Tribune: Roberta Ballantine claims ciphers decode literary puzzle
It appears that the RM sonnet was a pastiche of Jim's, no?
Posted replies to Grumman, Brennen and Lorenzo. Suitable to each, I hope.
> >We'll never know, I guess-- their tongues are tied,
Text of The Rape of Lucrece
a reminder Elizabeth Weir that she has some splainin' to do in the Kathman's Critics thread. Also, who else might have been given access to the Strachey report--names if you have them. (if you've already answered this, where?)
To Dave K:
Yo, Richard, what's the point? I agree with Kathman: it can be a waste of time "debating" true-believers in the HLAS newsgroup. And Dave, to his credit, provides the group with (often) much-needed factual correctives.
Lorenzo, i took your challenge
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You and Dave have got me going now. I'll have to dive deeper into your site and
Well, I'm here to learn and teach and have fun.