Monday, June 01, 2009

New Portrait of Edward deVere?

In the next week SP will be posting pictures of a newly identified portrait of Edward de Vere. This mystery portrait, long affiliated with William Shakespeare, will add even more fuel to the bonfire of evidence suggesting that the 17th Earl of Oxford Edward de Vere wrote under the name William Shakespeare.

I don’t usually post every Authorship story I come across, but people tend to like pictures.


Willshill said...

"What's in a Name?"
Duane, you may already know this. I didn't--but then I don't have my own "Bacon" page, either :) Some interesting points about some anti-Stratfordians I came across recently in Bill Bryson's book "Shakespeare The World As Stage".

--a 1918 publication--a book by a schoolmaster claiming de Vere as author--his name?
J. Thomas Looney
--took him 2 years to find a publisher willing to print the book under his own name.

--other "notable names" disavowing Shakespeare as author: Sherwood E. Silliman and George M. Battey.
Isn't coincidence remarkable sometimes?
Delia & Company :)

Speaking of "psycho"-Analysis
Sigmund Freud championed Looney's book--until he came up with his own "theory" that Shakespeare was of French descent--he even gave his "imaginary friend" a name: "Jacques Pierre". Freud's musings are best described by Bryson: "...--an interesting but ultimately solitary delusion."

Duane said...

"Starting with an amusing story about just how nuts Delia Bacon was, Bryson can't help but acknowledge the early contributors to anti-Stratford sentiment, namely the noteworthy J. Thomas Looney, Sherwood Silliman and George Battey. Love it! "