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"Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot" at the Globe
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0898  Friday, 6 May 2005

[1]     From:   Peter Bridgman <
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        Date:   Thursday, 5 May 2005 21:59:47 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0875 "Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot" at the Globe

[2]     From:   D Bloom <
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        Date:   Friday, 6 May 2005 08:56:19 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 16.0875 "Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot" at the Globe


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From:           Peter Bridgman <
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Date:           Thursday, 5 May 2005 21:59:47 +0100
Subject: 16.0875 "Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot" at the Globe
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0875 "Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot" at the Globe

Marcus Dahl writes ...

 >Numerous 'Catholic Shakespeare' Biographers - of which I take it by
 >Peter Bridgman's quotation from the chief of these Richard Wilson -
 >Peter is himself one.

Marcus is too kind.  I am not a published Shakespearean.

 >The testament has long since disappeared, was
 >signed with an 'X' and found in the rafters of S's house years after his
 >death.

If it was signed with an 'X', it would probably have been binned by the
builders who found it, and we would not still be discussing it today.

As transcribed and published by Edmond Malone, the testament included
the handwritten name 'John Shakspear' (spelt like that) a total of
twelve times. Since it is likely that John could read but not write, the
testament was probably signed for him by a priest.  Or more
intriguingly, by a family member who could write.

Peter Bridgman

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From:           D Bloom <
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Date:           Friday, 6 May 2005 08:56:19 -0500
Subject: 16.0875 "Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot" at the Globe
Comment:        RE: SHK 16.0875 "Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot" at the Globe

Florence Amit writes:

"Bates, Percy, Catesby = TRINCULO plus the two Wright brothers and the
two Winter brothers add up to seven = STEPHANO. Caliban, the moon calf,
would be Guy Fawkes and his mother, Sycorax: the Militant Catholic Church."

Actually, the two Wright brothers were named Orville and Wilbur, famous
bicycle repairmen of Ohio. Their sister was Kitty Hawk, who was known to
be flighty and tempestuous. The secret references to them clearly proves
that Shakespeare was of Schwinnish descent.

don

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