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Beyond Doubt For All Time

Paul Edmondson and I were interested to read Diana Price’s courteous response to my blog about her book Shakespeare’s Unorthodox Biography. Here are some comments. She writes that I do not ‘directly confront’ what she calls her ‘single strongest argument … the comparative analysis of documentary evidence supporting the biographies of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.’ […]

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Shakespeare's Monument in Holy Trinity Church

An Unorthodox and Non-definitive Biography

Publication of Shakespeare Beyond Doubt, the volume of essays attempting to lay to rest doubts about the authorship of Shakespeare’s works which I co-edited with Paul Edmondson, has involved me in a number of open discussions, some of them along with people who take the opposite point of view. At the Stratford Literary Festival, and […]

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Proving Shakespeare – Webinar now live!

Our recording of the rather heated webinar, ‘Proving Shakespeare’, which took place last Friday is now live. I am joined by Professor Stanley Wells C.B.E. and Dr Ros Barber. The webinar was sponsored by Cambridge University Press and marked the publication of Shakespeare Beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy. There is plenty of all three in […]

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Professor Stanley Wells C.B.E.

Shakespeare Sex and Love – revisited

For an author, the lead up to the date of publication of your book is an exciting and potentially tense time. You’ve received your advance copies and looked fearfully to see if anything’s wrong. There can be. When the first copies of my first solo-authored book Literature and Drama arrived I looked proudly at it […]

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Anne Rice's copy of Katherine Duncan-Jones's biography of Sir Philip Sidney

Shakespeare Among the Vampires

A recent trip to Portland, Oregon and its famous Powell’s bookshop yielded an unlikely find. In their rare books section, I stumbled upon a sale of books from the author Anne Rice’s library. Not knowing much about Rice, except that she is the New Orleans based best-selling vampire novelist, and freely admitting to having never […]

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Shakesconspiracists! by Edward Pettit

I thought you might like to see this guest-post by Edward Pettit, who has been leading his own authorship campaign and speaking up for Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon…. I had always been aware of the Shakespeare authorship conspiracy, but always felt it was such a weird little fringe movement that I needn’t pay it any mind. […]

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'Anonymous' in Italy

Anonymous Venetian

For one day Anonymous Venetian was neither the heart-rending film with Tony Musante and Florinda Bolkan nor one of Donna Leon’s great mysteries, but the premiere of Roland Emmerich’s anti-Shakespearian would-be blockbuster. Ca’Foscari University of Venice was given the privilege of the first Italian showing, and the house Shakespearians volunteered a round-table on the authorship […]

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New book in the 'Shakespeare Now' series

Nine Lives of William Shakespeare

“Who is it that can tell me who I am?”, asks King Lear. It is the Fool who volunteers an answer: “Lear’s shadow”. Identity is defined by its dark alternative. Shakespeare biography suffers from a peculiar historical deformation. The basic materials for a life of Shakespeare were gathered, from Stratford in the 18th century by […]

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The covered Gower Memorial

Covering Shakespeare Up!

Today (25 October) is St Crispin’s Day, a day when we should recall the Battle of Agincourt and Henry V’s stirring speech to his outnumbered troop. Instead, here in Stratford-upon-Avon, it’s more of a case of ‘Hung be the heavens with black!’ (Henry VI Part 1, 1.1.1) As box offices await the arrival of the […]

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