An article reporting the publication of Kurt Kreiler’s Der Mann der Shakespeare erfand (The Man who Invented Shakespeare) was published yesterday, November 23, 2009, in the London Telegraph. Reporter Allan Hall wrote the article titled: “William Shakespeare’s plays were written by Earl of Oxford, claims German scholar: A German academic claims to have uncovered the most conclusive evidence to date that the works of William Shakespeare were in fact written by Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford”.
The straightforward account is accompanied by a portrait of what is generally considered to be the sixteenth earl and opens:
Kurt Kreiler’s 595-page book, The Man Who Invented Shakespeare, has been published in Germany to some critical acclaim and an English translation is planned for next year.
Allan quotes German Shakespeare scholar Walter Klier:
“An enormous amount of research has been invested in this fluent, well-written biography, offering a cornucopia of new facts and new insights,” he (Klier) said.
Thanks to Robert Detobel for reporting this source: