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Shakespeare Beyond Doubt? -- Exposing an Industry in Denial
Shakespeare Beyond Doubt? -- Exposing an Industry in Denial
by John M. Shahan
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.36

6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never has the case aginst the Stratford man been so clear and compelling, 28 July 2013
This book is a must read for anyone who has an interest in the Shakespearean authorship debate. It takes a highly critical and very well argued stance against the 'evidence' traditionally expounded by Stratfordians including an extensive response to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's "60 minutes with Shakespeare". It shows that the majority of the Stratfordian arguments are very weak, often without substance, sometimes outright forgeries and that many writers have continued to repeat such evidence (often simply because they read it in an earlier book supporting the Stratfordian cause) without critically examining it.

As the book says on the front cover, it is "exposing an industry in denial" and it does this very well indeed and in a very readable manner. It should be made essential reading for anyone studying Shakespearean literature at either school or graduate/postgraduate level along with "The Man who was never Shakespeare" by A J Pointon and "The Shakespeare Guide to Italy" by Richard Paul Roe. At last, the evidence why the Stratford man's case is so weak is becoming increasingly accessible to a wider audience.


Shakespeare beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy
Shakespeare beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy
by Paul Edmondson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 17.09

9 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Same old lies and propaganda, 19 May 2013
These poor deluded fools just can't separate fact from fantasy. They are clinging on to a dwindling thread and one day (the sooner it comes the better), their propaganda will be exposed. We will then hopefully be able to move the debate on authorship forward in a reasoned and logical manner based on actual evidence and not continued myth, here say, supposition and plain fantasy. Another pathetic effort I'm afraid.
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Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography: New Evidence of an Authorship Problem (Contributions in Drama & Theatre Studies)
Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography: New Evidence of an Authorship Problem (Contributions in Drama & Theatre Studies)
by Diana Price
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 62.15

4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional, 18 Mar 2012
An extremely thorough and critical study of the Shakespeare authorship question. I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in Elizabethan/Jacobean literature, history and the thorny subject of who wrote the works attributed to William Shakespeare.


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