Huh. One Scientific American article showed conclusively that the most popular potrait of Shaekspear was a retouched version of the most popular portrait of Queen Elisabeth, and suggested that SHE was the author of a good many plays.
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "feste37" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Shaksper was an actor. He was quite a convenient front man for Oxford. I > cannot answer all your questions because it is some years since I researched > this and I have forgotten many of the details. But the best book on the subject > was published only last August. It's called Shakespeare by Any Other Name, > by Mark Anderson. I haven't read it yet, but it's a serious book, serious > publisher, and was reviewed in the quality press. The author has a website, > http://www.shakespearebyanothername.com/index.html, which may pique > your interest in the whole issue. There are also some cheap used copies > available on Amazon. > > The case for Oxford as author is circumstantial, but the parallels between his > life and the details of the plays are cumulative and in sum overwhelming. > Also, it's been known for some years now that one of the few "portraits" of > Shaksper, known as the Ashbourne portrait, is in fact a touched up portrait of > the Earl of Oxford. This has been demonstrated scientifically and has never > been refuted by the Stratfordians (those who cling to the belief that Shaksper > of Stratford wrote the plays). The academic establishment refuses to take the > Oxford case seriously but they are looking more and more foolish as the years > go by. Their "biographies" of Shakespeare are a joke. Of course, if they were > to admit that Oxford wrote the plays, or even acknowledge the possibility of > such a thing, their life's work would be negated. They simply can't afford to > admit they are wrong. > > Someone on this site mentioned Francis Bacon as the author. No way! The > only serious candidate is Oxford, and Oxford wrote those plays. I have no > doubt of it. > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Sal Sunshine <salsunshine@> wrote: > > > > OK, even if that were the case, the profession became respectable and > > has been so for quite a while since. Wouldn't the Earl's descendants > > have wanted to set the record straight? Wouldn't they want their own > > ancestor to be known as the greatest playwright in history? And why > > would the Earl have picked someone illiterate to be his frontman? > > Wouldn't that have seemed sort of suspicious? > > > > And I'm still a bit confused as to how someone who is so illiterate all > > they can do is to sign their own name, becomes interested in the > > acquisition of wealth, social status and property to begin with? And > > how someone this low on the social scale made his situation so > > well-known that 400 years later people are still talking about it. > > > > Sal > > > > > > On Feb 26, 2006, at 10:54 AM, feste37 wrote: > > > > > It just wasn't the thing for a nobleman to write plays for the public > > > theaters, > > > which were considered rather disreputable places. Writing plays was > > > something lower-class people did. It was closer to a trade than an > > > honorable > > > profession, hence the word "playwright," as in "shipwright" and > > > "wheelwright," > > > that is, an artisan, a worker. > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Sal Sunshine <salsunshine@> > > > wrote: > > > > > > > > Why would the Earl of Oxford not have wanted to take credit for the > > > > plays? > > > > > > > > Sal > > > > > > > > > > > > On Feb 26, 2006, at 9:31 AM, feste37 wrote: > > > > > > > > > Shakespeare's plays were in fact written by the Earl of Oxford. > > > They > > > > > were > > > > > certainly not written by the illiterate Shaksper from Stratford, > > > who > > > > > could barely > > > > > sign his own name and appears to have been interested only in > > > the > > > > > acquisition of wealth, social status and property. > > > > > > > ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Join modern day disciples reach the disfigured and poor with hope and healing http://us.click.yahoo.com/lMct6A/Vp3LAA/i1hLAA/UlWolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/