2003

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.024  Monday, 6 January 2003

From:           Whitt Brantley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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?

Whitt Brantley

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