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Shakespeare by Another Name
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1481  Wednesday, 7 September 2005

[1] 	From: 	Mel Leventhal <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 6 Sep 2005 10:12:19 EDT
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1459 Shakespeare by Another Name

[2] 	From: 	Elliott Stone <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 6 Sep 2005 22:25:31 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1450 Shakespeare by Another Name


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From: 		Mel Leventhal <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 6 Sep 2005 10:12:19 EDT
Subject: 16.1459 Shakespeare by Another Name
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1459 Shakespeare by Another Name

The pretenders should join forces and create their own website to slug 
it out.

Here's a partial list of proposed sponsors:

Baconians, Oxfordians, Marlowe-eans, The Fifth Earl of Rutland-ians 
(Roger Manners), Sir Walter Raleigh-ians, Queen Elizabeth-ians, Anne 
Whateley-ians, The Sixth Earl of Derby-ians (William Stanley).

Have I left anyone out?  A comprehensive list must be compiled of all 
persons who have at one time or another been named as the true author of 
the plays, poems and sonnets.

Mel Leventhal

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From: 		Elliott Stone <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 6 Sep 2005 22:25:31 -0400
Subject: 16.1450 Shakespeare by Another Name
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1450 Shakespeare by Another Name

I am not sure that the reviewer in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune stated 
Mark Anderson's understanding correctly as to Thomas Looney's position 
as the "originator" of the Oxford Authorship in the 1920s.  Mr. Anderson 
is the co-author of an essay that points out that the captain in 
Melville's "Billy Bud" is "Edward Vere" and that this novella is in part 
an allegory on the "mad" Delia Bacon's theory. Delia Bacon was as 
Schoenbaum points out in "Shakespeare's Lives" a "Groupist" and not a 
"Baconian".  Melville, you will recall, was writing "Billy Bud" in the 
1890s. The story was not completed at the time of his death and was not 
published until 30 years later. The first suggestion that Oxford was the 
possible author of the Canon was written by a first cousin of 
Melville's. This reference appears in an 1890 rewrite of the 1848 
publication of Joseph C. Hart. Schoenbaum calls Hart a "priceless 
eccentric" and "the anti-Stratfordians could hail Colonel Joseph C. Hart 
as their first-although not Baconian-standard bearer".

Best,
Elliott H. Stone

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