Soul of the Age: A Review of “Anonymous”

By |2016-02-29T11:55:42-05:00August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Shakespearian Authorship, William Shakespeare|

Whether a man named William Shakespeare actually authored the plays attributed to him is a question that has been raised by many observers since at least the nineteenth century. Notable figures, such as Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Sigmund Freud, all found persuasive the theory that someone else wrote the plays. Group theories of [...]

Was Shakespeare a Fraud?

By |2017-03-09T11:02:29-05:00June 26th, 2014|Categories: Shakespearian Authorship, William Shakespeare|Tags: , |

My book Alias Shakespeare has come under attack from Stratfordian scholars and critics, as one might expect. Most recently it has been the target of a long, captious review by Alan H. Nelson of Berkeley in The Shakespeare Quarterly (Fall 1999), that bastion of Shakespearean orthodoxy (published, of course, by the Folger Shakespeare Library). [...]