The Truth Will Out: Unmasking the Real Shakespeare

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Longman/Pearson Education, 2005 - 360 oldal
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William Shakespeare is one of the most elusive and mysterious men in history. Virtually everything known about the facts of his life seems to belie the extraordinary genius of "his" plays and poems.

As a result, over the past century and a half, many intelligent and perceptive people have come to the conclusion that Shakespeare was a 'front man' or 'smoke screen' for the true author of the works.

Based on five years of in-depth research, Brenda James and William D Rubinstein's book The Truth Will Out unveils the most compelling candidate as the author of the greatest works in English literature.

The discovery came as Brenda James was working on trying to discover the identity of the mysterious Mr W H, mentioned in the Dedication to the Sonnets. What emerged from her work amazed her. The code revealed the phrase "thy poet" and the name of Sir Henry Neville, a now forgotten Elizabethan politician and landowner.

Intrigued but needing more information she started to research Neville. One remarkable discovery led to another, most based on previously unknown primary documentary evidence. Finally she was convinced by the shear weight of evidence. She realised that she had discovered the identity of man who had written the greatest works in English Literature.

To confirm her findings she approached Professor William D Rubinstein, an influential figure in the authorship debate and an Associate of The Shakespeare Authorship Trust. At that time he was an agnostic in the debate, unconvinced by any of the known candidates. He was so totally convinced that he agreed to revise and co-author the book, bringing his substantial expertise to the work.

Together they believe that Brenda James's truly incredible discovery has, at a stroke, solved comprehensively and categorically all the mysteries and puzzles surrounding the world's greatest literary genius.

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Felhasználói ismertető  - Badgerbars - LibraryThing

Although I find wading through Sakespeare sonnets and plays a huge bore (It must be me, I understand he is well regarded by others) reading about the authorship I do find very interesting. From the ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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Felhasználói ismertető  - shakespearesmonkey - LibraryThing

Piffle. Not a shred of direct evidence linking Henry Neville with Shakespeare except two or three admittedly interesting linguistic coincidences. Only reccomended for Shakespeare industry junkies (sadly that includes me) Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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A szerzőről (2005)

William Rubinstein is Professor of Modern History at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has had a long-standing interest in the Shakespeare Authorship question and has recently been invited to become a Trustee of the Shakespearean Authorship Trust, a body set up in 1922 to provide a neutral and positive forum for interested groups and individuals to debate the true authorship of Shakespeare's plays and poems. He's published widely on many aspects of modern history and his books include Genocide (Longman, 2004), Twentieth-century Britain: A Political History (2003), Philosemitism: Admiration and Support for Jews in the English-speaking World 1840-1939 (1999).

Brenda James has pursued a life-long interest in Shakespeare. She worked as a lecturer in English and Civilisation with the British European Centre where she ran specialist classes in Shakespeare studies, while also working as a part-time lecturer in English on the Portsmouth University Bachelor of Education course and researching aural history for Hampshire County Council. For the past seven years she has devoted her time to researching aspects of Shakespeare's poetry and plays, also returning to her teenage interest in cracking Elizabethan codes and ciphers and in historical calligraphy and its transcription.

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