Posted By Roger Stritmatter on November 29, 2009
Welcome to Shake-Speare’s Bible.com.
Our topic is Shake-speare’s Bible. The one he owned.
Really. No joke.
To learn what that means, please visit the “about” page.
Of course, since we don’t believe in censorship and bullying here, and we’re interested in a lot of different subjects — being, as it were, on an intellectual adventure of our lives — you’ll find a lot of extras here.
For example, 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”/LENR energy production, hailed by Gerald Celente and many others in 2011 as a new industrial revolution “in statu nascendi.”
For more information on LENR, please visit e-catworld.com or coldfusionnow!
You won’t be disappointed. For a selection of some of the very best online de Vere/Shakespeare resources, visit my links page. – Ed
If your site fits well with this list, let me know and I can list it.
Update 3/16- categories are not working! Sorry for any confusion. Still working on it.
Posted By Roger Stritmatter on May 22, 2016
Posted By Roger Stritmatter on May 21, 2016
The internet is a fascinating beast.
As we all know, it unleashed the potential for communication and conversation across distances, language barriers, and many other factors of both space and time.
Its always seemed to me a good rule of thumb that having passionate discussion is be preferred over listening to a dull or uninformed speaker, or worse yet, a speaker who is both dull and uninformed, as sometimes happens when orthodox “Shakespeareans” decide to give public lectures without much advance preparation on the theory that what’s good enough to convince themselves is good enough to convince anyone. From that point of view, we are lucky to have the internet as a new venue for inquiry as well as socializing. (more…)
Posted By Roger Stritmatter on April 17, 2016
Here’s my Amazon review of Cutler’s impressive and eruditely comedic “Crackpot’s View” book.
After Steve Steinburg’s hard-hitting I Come To Bury Shaksper: A Deconstruction of the Fable of the Stratfordian Shake-speare and the Supporting Scholarship, Cutler’s volume is perhaps the strongest application of uncompromising post-Stratfordian logic to expose the contradictory and inconclusive arguments set forth to support the traditional bardography as promulgated by the Shakespearean establishment and its online shock troops, which are of course always well represented on Amazon reviews. More at Amazon.
Posted By Roger Stritmatter on April 10, 2016
For at least two centuries after his death, the author of the Shakespearean plays was still regarded as a monster by the conventional literary critics, almost all of whom espoused notions of classical form and genre as paramount aesthetic considerations and a requirement for good art.
Shakespeare’s Gothic influence, his defiance of genre, his profound insight into human psychology and sympathy for the outcast, his readiness to inter-fuse the comic with the tragic, all somehow counted against him among the literary cognoscenti. He was a monster. Who else but a monster would subject his audiences to laughter in the middle of King Lear or Macbeth, or not see that nature had ordained Cordelia to marry Kent?
But the literary evidence suggests that in another, parallel sense, Shakespeare had been monster from the start.
In an age still highly conscious of the history of words, when English intellectuals patrolled the boundaries between English and other languages quite faithfully to prevent unduly combining elements of one language with another, which was felt to be a kind of linguistic miscegenation, coining your words too creatively could get you in trouble. It was one thing to be enriched by words from another language – 16th century England, especially during the last years of Elizabeth, was a veritable love-fest from that of view. (more…)