Proving Shakespeare


Below is a recording of the webinar in which Dr Paul Edmondson, Professor Stanley Wells and Dr Ros Barber talked about The Shakespeare Authorship Discussion. The webinar was sponsored by Cambridge University Press and marked the publication of Shakespeare Beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy. There was plenty of all three in what you are about to hear…


The slideshow presented in the Proving Shakespeare Webinar:


Tweets from #ProvingShakespeare


“All set to go #ProvingShakespeare ! @RosBarber @stanley_wells” @Paul_Edmondson

@Paul_Edmondson @rosbarber @stanley_wells – I’m logged on and waiting…! #ProvingShakespeare @The_JenJen

@Paul_Edmondson @willysbc @ShakespeareBT @rosbarber @stanley_wells glad to see Shakespeare return in force. About time. #ProvingShakespeare.” @juliagurney

#ProvingShakespeare from Mexico. Best regards!” @willysbc.

#ProvingShakespeare I do know that none of the suggestions seems poss. Why would Ben J call himself Shksp? Why not Ben J? Or C Marlowe?” @genevieve_sylt

“Fantastic debate between @stanley_wells @Paul_Edmondson & @RosBarber in the #ProvingShakespeare webinar going on now at the @ShakespeareBT” @JessieMWhite

“When are the #ProvingShakespeare guys going to get on with proving it’s Shakespeare rather than disproving the others?” @ceciliabusby

“Wow. This is by far the most heated @gotowebinar I’ve ever been on. Gloves are off. 🙂 #ProvingShakespeare.” @ajleon

“Ros Barber vs Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (Webinar) – A voice of reason becomes frustrated by unreasonable politeness #provingshakespeare” @norbertfischer

#ProvingShakespeare the one person that wrote Shakespeare. Was William Shakespeare of Stratford on Avon” @AndrewVenning

#ProvingShakespeare This is uncompromising and controversial: it is anti-intellectual to be anti-Shakespeare. Bar None he was the greatest” @genevieve_sylt

“Could I hear a bit more Proving Shakespeare and less shouting down from a sceptic? I might as well just watch Anonymous #ProvingShakespeare” @Shakesmears

“Wow fabulous questions thank you so much everyone sorry we didn’t have time to answer them all! #ProvingShakespeare.” @ShakespeareBT

@ShakespeareBT – Thank-you for answering mine! Fascinating debate. Already looking forward to the next webinar. #ProvingShakespeare” @The_JenJen

@Paul_Edmondson – Fantastic debate; I loved the sheer passion in @stanley_wells‘ voice.” @The_JenJen

“Oh, my! There were fireworks! #ProvingShakespeare webinar @RosBarber @stanley_wells @Paul_Edmondson” @ShakespeareBT

@ShakespeareBT @rosbarber @stanley_wells @Paul_Edmondson Illuminating pyrothecnics, indeed. Thank you all!” @willysbc

“Thanks for a most lively (& warm)discussion #ProvingShakespeare @ShakespeareBT @stanley_wells @RosBarber”  @Paul_Edmondson


Resources mentioned in the Webinar:

– The New Cambridge Shakespeare

Shakespeare Beyond Doubt, Collected authors, Edited by Rev Dr Paul Edmondson and Professor Stanley Wells CBE

– The Philosophy of Shakespeare’s Plays, 1857 Delia Bacon

– The Declaration of Reasonable DoubtStuart Hampton-Reeves

60 Minutes with Shakespeare

– Shakespeare Bites Backby Rev Dr Paul Edmondson and Professor Stanley Wells CBE


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