Posted By Roger Stritmatter on November 29, 2009
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Every once in a while, we diverge to consider other topics in intellectual history — lately, the intense and exciting developments in online news and debate over the resurgence of “Cold Fusion” energy production, hailed by Gerald Celente and many others as a new industrial revolution “in statu nascendi.”
Posted By Roger Stritmatter on April 22, 2013
The Late Peter Moore, Historian By Another Name.
In a recent blog entry I cited some evidence for what appears to be a renewed campaign to make Professor Alan Nelson the face of scholarship when it comes to all matters pertaining to the 17th Earl of Oxford.
This came in the form of some rather adamant proclamations by the pseudonymous “Saxon Red” in authorship discussions on The Guardian. Given the narrow maneuvering range of Stratfordian orthodoxy (I mean, really, what would you do if you were Stanley Wells, Gail Kern Paster, or Stephen Greenblatt?), this seems a probable strategy. (more…)
Posted By Roger Stritmatter on April 20, 2013
The Reverend Dr. Paul Edmondson, Vicar of the Stratford Birthplace Trust.
Lately I’ve been enjoying some late night reading from a pamphlet, written by the “Rev. Dr. Paul Edmondson” — I put the name in quotes especially in honor of the “Rev.” part, since it lets the rest of us know just where we stand with the Reverend — and Dr. Stanley Wells, who I hold to be more of an innocent bystander than the chief culprit in the affair. It goes by the curious title of “Shakespeare Bites Back” — and boy does it ever bite.
According to Edmondson and Wells, in a chapter headlined “Sucking Shakespeare’s Blood,” the anti-Stratfordians are little better than Vampires on true scholarship: (more…)
Posted By Roger Stritmatter on April 5, 2013
I just posted this review on Amazon:
Reviewing some of the top-rated reviews on this Amazon site it is clear that some balance needs to be interjected into the discussion. James Shapiro’s book is not what the five star reviews crack it up to be.
Shapiro is a skilled and persuasive writer, but he is neither a reliable intellectual historian nor a serious scholar of Shakespeare and his age. To my knowledge, the following critical points have not been mentioned by previous reviewers, but they do deserve attention for what they tell us about Shapiro’s methodological sloppiness, disregard for factual accuracy, and and willingness to participate in what candor can only characterize as a disinformation campaign. If you don’t believe me, read on…..
Posted By Roger Stritmatter on March 23, 2013
The 2013 Sedona Film Festival, where Last Will and Testament showed three times by popular demand.
Last Will. & Testament, the new blockbuster authorship documentary by First Folio pictures, recieved the Bill Muller – Best Celebration of the Written Word Award by the Jury of the Sedona International Film Festival.
Directors Lisa Wilson and Laura Wilson Matthias accepted the award at the Awards Brunch on Sunday March 3rd after the film’s third screening. LWT enjoyed two sold out screenings throughout the week and a third was added by popular demand. (more…)