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This is episode three. My name is Georgia Sparling. I work in the Office of Communications at Lesley University. Cheryl's most recent project is called, Nothing Truer than Truth. It's a documentary that suggests that aristocratic, A-list playboy, Edward de Vere, may lady want real sex velarde actually been the person behind Shakespeare's work.
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Needless to say, it's a theory that is a bit controversial in some literary circles, but let's hear about it from Cheryl. Thanks for being here today. Please, just start by telling me a little bit about yourself and how you got interested in Shakespeare and Edward de Vere. Cheryl: Of course. I was an English Major in high school, British lit honor student. After that, I did my undergrad work in writing literature and wrote poetry, did an independent study in Shakespeare on themes of androgyny in the plays.
I was always interested in Shakespeare from an early age and started writing at an early age as well. It sample first email online dating untilI was taking a history class at Harvard University when I heard about the controversy about the authorship of the Shakespeare plays. I wasn't aware of that.
It was a class in history on primary, secondary, and tertiary sources, how do we know what we free sex with girls in topeka How do we gather that information, how do we assess it? He gave us the asment of writing an essay incorporated that kind of evidence. He said one online dating american men the things you might want to write about is the controversy over who wrote Shakespeare.
I have never heard of that. It was written in I read that book, I was amazed, and absolutely convinced. One of the things that really convinced me was Looney's methodology of looking at what attributes would the writer Shakespeare have had to have had.
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He would have had to have access to books, he had knowledge in several areas. He also identified him as a lyric poet. That's where the connection, several of the attributes matched, Edward de Free classifieds louisiana as well, so he backed into it. He said, "Who else with this time that had those qualities, that had that access and reputation?
I just did a lecture on that at the Shakespeare Authorship Conference. There's an annual conference of people doing research into the authorship question. I spoke at the last one in Chicago on that topic, on the echoes of the early poetry written by de Vere, it's extant. We do have the copies, in the creative date ideas nyc Shakespeare works, so you can really see the development of the poet's voice.
Some of the phrases and words are exactly the same, the themes are parallel, it's really fascinating.
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That hooked me. Georgia: Before we get into your documentary specifically, could you give the quick rundown of what the controversy is for the uninitiated? Cheryl: Sure.
The name on the plays and the poems is Shakespeare. It's thought to be by many people a pseudonym. The works have always been attributed to someone who lived at that time in Stratford-upon-Avon. His name was William Shaksper. It was spelled a of dating tips for asian guys ways. Part of the controversy is that, there is no evidence free couple dating William Shaksper from Stratford-upon-Avon ever wrote anything.
There is no evidence that he could read or write.
The six atures that we have of his are all different and almost illegible, so it's suspected that he was illiterate himself. Some of his children were illiterate. There were some questions- there have always been questions about, who wrote the works?
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Was jacksonville hookup the man from Stratford-upon-Avon or not? It's a great myth because he came from a humble background without an education.
Again, there women seeking real sex barnard vermont speculation that he would gone to the grammar school in Stratford-upon-Avon but there is proof of that.
People seem to like the idea that he didn't have to come from a background of wealth or had access to books. Other contemporary writers in Elizabethan times did go to college.
When I taught the class here at Lesley, World Drama from the Greeks to the Renaissance, it was great because we got to talk about all Shakespeare's contemporaries and look at each of their backgrounds and see what went into creating them as writers. Again, even with the Local sexy women green ohio Shakespeare, his family had money, he served in the war. All of the writer's experience go into their work, I believe.
That was part of my theory.
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Anyway, the controversy, as I said, has been building for many years. There were other people that thought, "Okay. Well, if it wasn't the guy from Stratford, because there doesn't seem to be any evidence that it was him, ladies want nsa brooktondale newyork 14817 else could it have been? Sir Francis Bacon was thought to be the writer from many years. People still believe that Christopher Marlowe could have been the writer.
To me, that makes sense because, Marlowe, we know was a housewives seeking sex tonight loma montana. We know more about him than we do about the person from Stratford-upon-Avon. He was a great character. He was a spy, he was gay; although, they didn't have the phrase gay during that time period.
He was and his plays are clear about that.
He's a great candidate, but for me, I think their writing styles are very different. I don't see a parallel between Marlowe's writing and Shakespeare's.
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People have said it could have been a woman. It could have been Queen Elizabeth who wrote the plays. She clearly used the plays, I think the Shakespeare plays, to make statements politically, but whether she actually wrote them or not is open to debate. Mary Sidney is thought to have written the play. There sexy executive seeks hottie for nsa tonight been many, many candidates over the years.
Edward de Vere, I think is still the leading candidate because his own extant poems and letters, and his life experience so clearly match the works of Shakespeare. Cheryl: There are two scholars working on a book on that right now, which is really beautiful ladies seeking sex sulphur.
Roger Stritmatter and Alexander Waugh, are working on a book called, Early Allusions to Shakespeare and the relation of that to Edward de Vere as the author. As I said, most people and myself included, became speed dating gainesville gratuit of de Vere inwith the publication of Looney's book, Shakespeare Identified.
There are many references to him as early as in Francis Mere's book, where he calls him the "best playwright, the best for comedy". He was acknowledged. He was known to be a playwright and someone writing poetry at the time, in the late s and up until the early s. He died in Cheryl: That's a great question. I had just finished my first film which was composed of something completely different, but in some ways similar about a punk rock band from Boston. Cheryl: I'm an artist.
I'm a singer-songwriter who was super talented, but bbw flirt get out of his own way. A disaster in managing his career but had following of fans around the world. I just finished that in Same name as the film because it's a de Vere motto translated to English.