I declare my viewpoint: SHAKSPERE was and is Shakespeare, but
it’s not so simple.
Read on, there’s more than meets the eye. And please don’t tag me
Stratfordian or heretic.
This site is offered to those coming to this greatest of
Detective Stories for the first time. Each heading is really a kind
of essay, so there is a repeat of some viewpoints though in
different words. If I have an aim, as a layman, it is to help
newcomers with this intriguing Question and Mystery, and overall to
pass on the good word: read Shakespeare, see and hear Shakespeare –
“We are all players in the theatre of Self”
“Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy
||It refers to the Vagrancy Act of 1572 which demanded that, among
others, “Players in Enterludes” be under the protection and
patronage of a baron or other honourable personage.
The Elizabethan Age saw the emergence of the English ‘Golden Age’
of literary achievement. The medieval religious performances gave
way to the rise of ‘modern’ Theatre... but the talented troupes of
players which arose to break with the past and create
professionalism were held in low esteem.
If you wish, rather than explore each of the 11 essays listed on the
left, you can download an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of this entire
website by using this link: Download