Saturday, November 05, 2005

The "Real" Shakespeare (really)

(possibly, maybe, perhaps, but I don't know)

Another scholar takes a crack at the identity of Shakespeare.

The Australian reports on a new version of the "truth" behind the bard:

"They say that Neville, a rotund man nicknamed "Falstaff" by close friends, had the virtue - unlike Shakespeare, who lacked an appropriate background - of being an educated man of culture, a courtier and a well-travelled linguist.

A wealthy landowner, he was a member of parliament for most of his life and an ambassador to France, belonging to one of England's great families and related to many monarchs depicted in Shakespeare's plays.

His life has been found to mirror the evolution of the Bard's works so precisely that the authors believe that it cannot be dismissed as coincidence."

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