The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0358 Thursday, 7 February 2002
Date: Wednesday, 6 Feb 2002 12:10:54 -0400
Subject: 13.0322 Re: Shakespeare Comparisons
Comment: Re: SHK 13.0322 Re: Shakespeare Comparisons
[Editor's Note: I will permit this reply, but there will be no further
discussion of this on-list. -Hardy]
Brian Willis wrote,
> Did they ask an Oxfordian to make us look silly? In a time where
> anti-Stratfordians are attempting to skew facts and distort truths, and
> non-academics and non-students of Shakespeare know less about him than
> ever, it is terribly wrong for a major broadcast network to get the
> facts so horribly wrong. That is like terribly irresponsible to like the
> rest of us and the like totally millions of viewers.
The listserv SHAKSPER is no place for authorship debates, but sentiments
such as the above should really not go undressed.
Stratfordians may be equally accused of "attempting to skew facts and
distort truths". Anyone interested in the *truth* about William
Shaksper of Stratford who wants the no-nonsense, myth-free *facts* about
what is known of that man's life should purchase Diana Price's recent
book 'Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography' (no doubt one of those
anti-Stratfordians Mr. Willis has in mind). For information follow the
So that this does not turn into a hornets' nest on SHAKSPER, please be
aware the above site also contains links with responses to debates on
Ms. Price's book; and you can also go to Google.com to search the HLAS
archives for the debates that took place on that forum. When all is
said and done, die-hard Stratfordians may call Ms. Price's book what
they will, but a rose by any other name smells as sweet.
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