6 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Run Rabbit, Run, 17 Feb 2014
This book will, of course, make no impact whatsoever upon those who have made the bizarre decision to waste their lives running round and round inside the maze with no exits which lies at the bottom of that rabbit hole called Shakespeare Denial.
Although Stanley Wells whistles occasionally and optimistically in the direction of the rabbit hole, it's clear that his intended audience consists primarily of those whose curiosity has been provoked by the SAQ and are unsure whether or not doubt about Will is reasonable. All that is required for such a reader to be convinced by the book's arguments is that he or she be fundamentally sane.
Wells succumbs to the word 'ludicrous' on only two occasions. Otherwise, he is gentle, assured, witty and factual throughout.
'Shakespeare beyond Doubt' eschewed criticism of the two anti-Stratfordian saints, Nicholas Roe and Diana Price. Wells corrects this omission by removing each from their respective pedestals with a couple of easy pushes.
As for the Earl of Oxford, the case for his authorship is dismissed in 170 words. It is the only section of the book in which Professor Wells is unnecessarily verbose.