Monday, October 31, 2011

Who Was William Shakespeare...Really?

Anonymous (the movie) claims it was Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. Well, if it was, then de Vere was quite the prodigy because he had to have written Midsummer Night's Dream when he was only nine years old. Not likely.

So, why the controversy in the first place?  It started because the real William Shakespeare had little or no education and never even owned a book. Common sense would say that the author of the greatest literature in English history needed a little education and surely should own a book or two. Doubts about Shakespeare have been expressed by Mark Twain and Sigmund Freud, to name only a few.

My essay The Masque of William Shakespeare implicates the real William Shakespeare in a twisted conspiracy that ends in murder. Carefully documented evidence presented in my essay identifies who actually wrote those plays and why.

The Masque of William Shakespeare is available on Kindle or on Smashwords.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cast of Anonymous Defends Film

The film is controversial because it doesn't offer believable evidence that Shakespeare was indeed Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford. My essay The Masque of William Shakespeare gives compelling evidence that Shakespeare was part of an elaborate conspiracy that ended in murder.

                                      **Read it at Amazon Kindle or Smashwords.**

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Anonymous--The Reviews Are In

The reviews are in, and they're not altogether flattering.  The Christian Science Monitor  reports:

 "Anonymous," set inside the nefarious political court of Elizabethan England, is about Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans), the rightful author of the plays falsely attributed to that nincompoop imposter William Shakespeare

Here's where they expect to market Anonymous next:

 Sony Pictures is reportedly distributing Shakespeare-debunking lesson plans for literature and history teachers. "A documentary by First Folio Pictures (of which Mr. Emmerich is president) will also be part of this campaign," writes Mr. Shapiro in The New York Times

Now, just for the record, de Vere died in 1604, so his ghost must have written "Othello" and "King Lear" and "The Tempest." (It is Halloween, after all.) The real problem is that de Vere had to write "A Midsummer Night's Dream" when he was 9 years old. Ridiculous.

When you read my article The Masque of William Shakespeare on Amazon Kindle or Smashwords you will learn who really wrote the plays and why. It's thoroughly documented and more compelling than the movie.

**Click either of the last two links to read an excerpt.**

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Masque of William Shakespeare

Anonymous (the movie) in theaters October 28th asks the question:

Was Shakespeare a fraud?

My article The Masque of  William Shakespeare (now published on Kindle and at Smashwords) offers an exciting answer. The movie gives one possible explanation, but my article offers compelling evidence that Shakespeare was much more than a fraud. Here is the description from Amazon Kindle:

William Shakespeare was entangled in a web of espionage, false identities, and finally murder. The victim was Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare's one and only rival. Follow the author as he presents the bizarre facts surrounding the world's greatest writer.
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