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The Stratford Monument: A Monumental Fraud. Folger Shakespeare Library. The Folger Shakespeare Library has the world's largest collection of materials relating to Shakespeare and his works, from the 16th century to the present day, as well as a world-renowned collection of books, manuscripts, and prints from Renaissance Europe.

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Introduction. Was Shakespeare gay? Some experts think so – but not all can agree. Some of the top Shakespeare experts around the world have become embroiled in a debate over whether the legendary playwright’s sonnets prove that he was gay.

Was Shakespeare gay? Some experts think so – but not all can agree

The row broke out after a book review claimed that Sonnet 116 appeared in “a primarily homosexual context”. Later, the review was condemned by Sir Brian Vickers, a visiting professor at University College London, who wrote to the Times Literary Supplement, saying the claim was an “anachronistic assumption” because experts now accept that some forms of rhetoric allowed men to express love in a way which does not mean sexual attraction. Continuing, Vickers said that it was futile to suggest that there was anything biographical in the sonnets, as Shakespeare wrote professionally under a “poet-persona”. Some have criticised Vickers’ comments, however, including “friendly acquaintance” Arthur Freeman, who said Sir Brian was promoting “one of the great fallacies of modern Shakespeare criticism.”

Here are 12 arguments to prove William Shakespeare could have been gay or bisexual. THE NEW ATLANTIS: Master Plan Of The Ages. Cosmic Convergence Research Group The Hidden Connections between the Elizabethan Court led by Sir Francis Bacon, the Founding Fathers of the American Republic guided by Comte de Saint Germain, and the Kremlin Leaders Assembled by Russian President Vladimir Putin This is a story which spans the entirety of the 6000 yearlong Kali Yuga. Also known as the Age of Quarrel, which began with the Mayan Long Count Calendar in approximately 3113 B.C.E., the Kali Yuga is analogous to the present Iron Age. The true history of the current era, which is defined by so many epic wars and longstanding conflicts, is not only very protracted and extremely complex, many of the most important events and personages lie deeply hidden in its murky past.

There are several significant threads interwoven throughout this multi-millennial saga which graphically portray our current Age of Conflict. Queen Elizabeth. Shakespeare – a fraud? Anonymous is ridiculous. Roland Emmerich's new film Anonymous is keen on showing that Shakespeare was a fraud and Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, the true author of his plays.

Shakespeare – a fraud? Anonymous is ridiculous

The film is part of a broader campaign to unseat Shakespeare, one that includes a documentary by First Folio Pictures (of which Emmerich is president), along with instructional guides Sony Pictures has been distributing to teachers in America declaring that Anonymous "presents a compelling portrait of Edward de Vere as the true author of Shakespeare's plays". When Emmerich agrees to make a promotional video (part lecture, part cartoon, it shows him tossing quills that topple a statue of Shakespeare), you get a sense of how committed those behind the film are to rewriting literary history. The film-makers must have realised at some point that the story they wanted to tell about De Vere couldn't accommodate what is known about Elizabethan theatrical and political culture.

At the top of the political heap stands Queen Elizabeth I. Amazon. Secret Teachings of All Ages: Bacon, Shakspere, and the Rosicrucians. Sacred Texts Esoteric Index Previous Next p. 165 THE present consideration of the Bacon--Shakspere--Rosicrucian controversy is undertaken not for the vain purpose of digging up dead men's bones but rather in the hope that a critical analysis will aid in the rediscovery of that knowledge lost to the world since the oracles were silenced.

Secret Teachings of All Ages: Bacon, Shakspere, and the Rosicrucians

It was W. F. C. It is quite evident that William Shakspere could not, unaided, have produced the immortal writings bearing his name. A well-stocked library would be an essential part of the equipment of an author whose literary productions demonstrate him to be familiar with the literature of all ages, yet there is no record that Shakspere ever possessed a library, nor does he make any mention of books in his will. The query also has been raised, "Where did William Shakspere secure his knowledge of modern French, Italian, Spanish, and Danish, to say nothing of classical Latin and Greek? " Father of modern science, remodeler p. 166 From Alciati Emblemata. 2 Shakespearean Actors Revive Debate Over The Bard's Identity. William Shakespeare was celebrated over the weekend on the 400th anniversary of his death.

2 Shakespearean Actors Revive Debate Over The Bard's Identity

In fact, little is known about the life of Shakespeare - A few signatures, a handful of legal documents and a will in which he famously left his wife his second-best bed. Welcome. Sir Derek Jacobi and Mark Rylance discuss The Declaration of Reasonable Doubt. Shakespeare Authorship Coalition at William Shakespeare or Miguel de Cervantes: who said what? – quiz. Shakespeare’s Only Handwritten Manuscript Contains a Message of Empathy for Migrants. The First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays from 1623 (courtesy British Library) Aside from a few signatures, only one example of William Shakespeare’s handwriting survives, a speech from around 1603 that imagines Sir Thomas More addressing the rage of an anti-migrant crowd in England.

Shakespeare’s Only Handwritten Manuscript Contains a Message of Empathy for Migrants

More asks the angry people, who are riled by strangers — French Protestants — seeking shelter in the country, to have empathy: “What would you think / To be thus used? This is the strangers’ case; / And this your mountanish inhumanity.” 6Shakespeare. Francis Bacon Research Trust. “He, who hath filled up all numbers and performed that in our tongue which may be compared, or preferred, either to insolent Greece or haughty Rome… So that he may be named, and stand as the mark and acme of our language.”

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Ben Jonson: Tribute to Francis Bacon, Explorata, or Discoveries – 1641 With these words quoted above, the poet Ben Jonson gives Francis Bacon the highest praise possible as a poet, employing the word "numbers" in the same well-known sense in which Cicero, Virgil, Horace and Ovid all used its Latin original, referring not only to the arts and sciences but also to poetry and drama. It is this latter sense of "numbers" that was used in the Shakespeare works and which was the most common use of the word from the 16th-century onwards. In giving this tribute, Jonson is using the same comparison, borrowed from Seneca, as he used in his eulogy "To my beloved, The AVTHOR Mr William Shakespeare" in the 1623 Shakespeare Folio ("First Folio") of plays:-

Tributes to Sir Francis Bacon. 51 Random Facts about William Shakespeare. Other than what is found in a few church records and legal documents and in a few contemporary documents such as playgoers' diaries, most evidence of Shakespeare's life is circumstantial.

51 Random Facts about William Shakespeare

Very little is known for certain.a More than 80 spelling variations are recorded for Shakespeare's name, from “Shappere” to “Shaxberd.”a In the few signatures that have survived, Shakespeare spelled his name “Willm Shaksp,” “William Shakespe,” “Wm Shakspe,” “William Shakspere,” ”Willm Shakspere,” and “William Shakspeare”--but never “William Shakespeare.”a One of the three signatures on Shakespeare's will, spelled "William Shakspeare" Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, just three days before the Stratford parish register recorded an outbreak of the plague.e By tradition, it is generally supposed that Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. Does the Authorship Question Matter? Shakespeare authorship question. Fringe theory that Shakespeare's works were written by someone else Oxford, Bacon, Derby, and Marlowe (clockwise from top left, Shakespeare centre) have each been proposed as the true author.

Shakespeare authorship question

(Clickable image—use cursor to identify.) The Shakespeare authorship question is the argument that someone other than William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the works attributed to him. Anti-Stratfordians—a collective term for adherents of the various alternative-authorship theories—believe that Shakespeare of Stratford was a front to shield the identity of the real author or authors, who for some reason did not want or could not accept public credit.[1] Although the idea has attracted much public interest,[2][a] all but a few Shakespeare scholars and literary historians consider it a fringe belief, and for the most part acknowledge it only to rebut or disparage the claims.[3] Overview. Markrylance. Shakespeare Statue & The Scroll From Westminster Abbey.

Why I am not an Oxfordian: Bacon versus De Vere. The Truth About The Freemasons. The Truth About The Freemasons By Richard Allan Wagner Hopefully you have come to this essay because you’re truly interested in the history and meaning of Freemasonry.

The Truth About The Freemasons

If, however, you’re looking for another Masonic conspiracy theory, you’ve come to the wrong place. TRUE, this article is uniquely different from all of the rest… Diasporter. A Reply to "The Code that Failed" Terry Ross's story, "The Code that Failed," is a deceptively plausible criticism of my cryptanalytic practice. Those unfamiliar with cryptology and its terms are handicapped in evaluating a particular system. The title to Mr. Ross's story itself is flawed; my computer program is designed to read a cipher, not a code.

Page Title. Who Wrote the Works? One is a country boy from Stratford; the other a titled, educated gentleman. Are There Ciphers in Shakespeare? Introductory Note: This is an introduction to an ingenious and creative cipher system to be found in the works of William Shakespeare. Here it is necessary to explain that cryptography is a very old technique. Untitled. [There is no better English written this side of Shakespeare than that in the King James Translation. "-Charlton Heston 1992] The 1611 King James Bible is ornamented with Bacon's symbols and in my own special copy of the record edition, also dated 1611, these symbols are Rosicrucianly marked to call the attention of the initiated to them and to tell them that the 1611 Bible is without possibility of doubt, one of Bacon's books.....When Bacon was born, English as a literary language did not exist, but once he died he had succeeded in making the English language the noblest vehicle of thought ever possessed by mankind.

This he accomplished merely by his Bible and his Shakespeare. " --Edwin D. Lawrence author of Bacon is Shakespeare and The Shakespeare Myth from a lecture October 9, 1912. Shakespeare Authorship Roundtable - Videos. There are numerous media resources related to the Shakespeare Authorship question out there, here is a brief list of them. Additionally, we'll continue to place access to videos of the lectures hosted by the Shakespeare Authorship Roundtable whenever they become available. We invite you to visit our You Tube Channel. Sony Pictures "Anonymous" — Opened October 30th, 2011 (Now on DVD!) Email from the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition. Dear John Bentley, Watch this video! If Not Shakespeare, Then Who?: Photos. List of notable signatories. Declaration of Reasonable Doubt. Download a copy of the declaration Click play to hear Michael York read the Declaration as you read along → To Shakespeare lovers everywhere, as well as to those who are encountering him for the first time: know that a great mystery lies before you.

Shakespeare in Court an account of a mock trial questioning the identity of Shakespeare and veracity of his Stratfordian supporters. Shakespeare Enigma, The. The Shakespeare Enigma. Shakespeare in Court by Alexander Waugh. Why Edward de Vere Was Not Shakespeare. The Lost Secret of William Shakespeare. Declaration of Reasonable Doubt. Bard blood at the Palace as Princes split over Shakespeare: Philip and Charles at odds over playwright's authenticity. Hugh Trevor-Roper on the Authorship Question. The SBT challenged to prove their case. Contrary views: a debate about the Declaration of Reasonable Doubt. List of notable signatories. Declaration of Reasonable Doubt. Press release from Monday November 21, 2011. For release Friday December 06, 2013. Press release from Sunday September 28, 2014.

Timeline of Shakespeare criticism. The Shakespeare Enigma - Peter Dawkins. Shakespeare Authorship Debate at The Shakespearean Authorship Trust, who really wrote Shakespeare's plays? Book Review - Books About Shakespeare’s Identity by James Shapiro and Others. Declaration of Reasonable Doubt. Did Shakespeare Really Write His Plays? A Few Theories Examined. History of the Shakespeare authorship question. William Shakespeare: The Conspiracy Theories. Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? by James Shapiro. Francis Bacon. Authorship of Shakespeare's Plays. Shakespeare Authorship Debate at Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography - New Evidence of an Authorship Problem by Diana Price. Authorship debate. Shakespeare scholars unite to see off claims of the 'Bard deniers' Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays?

Who wrote Shakespeare's plays? Stanford professor lets you decide. Shakespeare: the conspiracy theories. Bacon, Shakespeare and the Rosicrucians.