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Biography in the Sonnets

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0344  Tuesday, 13 December 2011

 

[1] From:         Larry Weiss < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         December 11, 2011 7:15:35 PM EST

     Subject:      Re: SHAKSPER: Bio Son 

 

[2] From:         Ian Steere < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         December 13, 2011 5:26:42 AM EST

     Subject:      Biography in the Sonnets 

 

 

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From:         Larry Weiss < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         December 11, 2011 7:15:35 PM EST

Subject:      Re: SHAKSPER: Bio Son

 

The first line in the following post was intended as a quotation of the post I was replying to:

 

>Economists, of whom I happen to be one, are often sharp with each 

>other, but they typically replace offensive language with aggressive 

>argument

 

Does that include Paul Krugman?

 

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From:         Ian Steere < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         December 13, 2011 5:26:42 AM EST

Subject:      Biography in the Sonnets

 

Now that input on this topic seems to have ebbed, I thought I should provide some feedback.

 

I estimate that around 250 members have accessed the article so far - some several times. Many thanks to each one of you for your interest. 

 

A few members have sent me private comments. However, all but one of these were unrealistic and made from standpoints which would not survive in open forum.

 

Given the volume and quality of readership, I have been pleasantly surprised at the absence of refutation. One member openly objected that it was not falsifiable (and was eloquently countered by WS, himself!). Another said he was unconvinced. Neither demonstrated falsity or offered better explanations, despite the unusual breadth and quantity of challengeable data.

 

So far as I am aware, there is no other theory of the Sonnets which would stand up so well. For example, there are gaping holes in the constructions of those who opine that Shakespeare was responsible for publication, or that the poems were filched or that they were substantially fiction. However, I remain open to debate on the topic and continue to welcome reasoned comments thereon, public or private. 

 

 

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