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Re: Authorship
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0350.  Friday, 21 April 1994.
 
(1)     From:   David Bank <
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        Date:   Thursday, 21 Apr 94 20:04:02 BST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0342 Re: Authorship
 
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        Date:   Thursday, 21 Apr 1994 22:40:31 +0200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0346 Re: Authorship
 
 
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Date:           Thursday, 21 Apr 94 20:04:02 BST
Subject: 5.0342 Re: Authorship
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0342 Re: Authorship
 
Following Martin Zacks: perhaps - O horror! - the ad nauseam of the question
will provoke Infinity. In my campus bookshop this afternoon, running away from
SHAKSPER, I was accosted by a massive bookspine bearing the legend THE OXFORD
SHAKESPEARE. Doesn't OUP *know*? - or are they in another Other conspiracy?
 
David Bank
 
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Date:           Thursday, 21 Apr 1994 22:40:31 +0200
Subject: 5.0346 Re: Authorship
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0346 Re: Authorship
 
>I can't resist recording that William Shakespeare is REALLY the illegitimate
>son of Queen Elizabeth and the Earl of Leicester.
 
Surely not.
 
I've been doing some substantial research on this in my copious free time,
and have concluded that Edmund Lord Blackadder is the actual author of the
plays and sonnets.
 
If one drinks about a gallon of mixed International Coffees and Schnapps,
and peers closely at a replica of the First Folio (preferably DROPPED or
THROWN) one notices an elaborate numerological schema which adds up to (on
the first page of text)
 
"Edmund my name is Edmund get with the program alas pigeons alas
BlackadderalaEdmundiae"
 
And that is only one impressive example!  This doesn't even take into
consideration the biographical proofs.  None of the other candidates for
the title of "Shakespeare" have had an entire British comedy series written
about them, either.
 
-: I sat in on the Shakespeare and Sidney seminar at the SAA.  Thank
goodness the "Playing with Theory" seminar didn't attract even minimal
curiousity about the authorship "controversy."
 
M. Aaron
 

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