The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.024 Monday, 6 January 2003
Date: Friday, 3 Jan 2003 10:56:15 EST
Subject: Shakespeare's Handwriting
Currently tearing through Shakespeare: The Evidence and intrigued by
the notion that Will may have had a palsy of the hands. (Scrivener's
Palsy) I had never thought of this in explaining the handwriting
samples. However, I am unaware of "how" people wrote back then.
Elizabeth's handwriting seems to be neat and precise as well as Bacon's.
I have seen my father's handwriting deteriorate as well over the years.
Very shaky. Very scratchy. It takes him awhile to address a letter.
Can anyone here suggest an authority on the subject?
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