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1.0 out of 5 stars An Essay by Professor Nelson, 16 July 2012
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While Blair Worden, Alison Shell and Helen Cooper all contribute research or opinion helpful for those who think 'Shakespeare' was written by the Earl of Oxford, we will concentrate on the Essay by Alan Nelson :"Calling all biographers : A plea for Documentary Discipline". This begins with a swipe at all Oxfordians tarring them with the a historical nonsenses accepted by a minority subsequently given an airing by the recent film Anonymous. We are told that the support of prominent actors, Freud and the many others ( such as the signatories to The Declaration of Doubt) "casts no significant light whatever on the Authorship controversy". "Be very precise and accurate" exhorts Nelson, forgetting that his own claims to scholastic pre-eminence should be dying the death of many, many cuts at the hands of his Oxfordian reviewers and of Nina Greene and her Phaeton website.
New Directions in Biography all point to the same dead-end.
My full review appeared in the October 2007 issue of the Newsletter of The De Vere Society and can be obtained from me at [...]
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