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Shakespeare’s Legal Appeal “Kill All the Lawyers” Seen Through the Prism of Authorship

by Roger Stritmatter Kill All the Lawyers?: Shakespeare’s Legal Appeal by Daniel Kornstein. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994. According to one prominent version of recent intellectual history, the outcome of the 1987 Moot Court Trial at which Supreme Court Justices ...

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Review of UNGENTLE SHAKESPEARE by Katherine Duncan Jones

By Ken Kaplan Deconstructing Ungentle Shakespeare: The Authorship Issue and Stratfordian Biography, Part I The great criticism, centuries old, of traditional Shakespearean biography has always centered around the massive liberties and speculations indulged in by orthodox authors that have no ...

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Shakespeare’s Censored Personality by Roger Stritmatter

By Roger Stritmatter A review-essay of  Censorship and Interpretation: The Conditions of Writing and Reading in Early Modern England,by Annabel Patterson. 1992. Hailed a decade ago as a signal analysis of the sociopathology of censorship and an important contribution to ...

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By Roger Stritmatter An Anatomy of the Marprelate Controversy 1588-1596: Retracing Shakespeare’s Identity and that of Martin Marprelate by Elizabeth Appleton. The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001. It would be easy to overlook the importance of Elizabeth Appleton’s new book on ...

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Review of WHO WROTE SHAKESPEARE? by John Michell

By Roger Stritmatter Who Wrote Shakespeare? by John Michell. London: Thames & Hudson, 1996. The dustjacket blurb on John Michell’s Who Wrote Shakespeare? promises a book which “reads like a series of detective stories” Actually, a better metaphor for the ...

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Whalen reviews SHAKESPEARE, IN FACT by Irvin Matus

By Richard F. Whalen A chapter-by-chapter review of Shakespeare, in Fact, by Irvin Matus. New York: Continuum, 1994. (331 pages.) In his book, Shakespeare, in Fact, Irvin Matus promises (p. 23) to challenge the evidence for the 17th Earl of ...

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