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Posted By on March 14, 2011

Image courtesy "Bringing Deformed Forth."

I can’t keep up.

Here’s the latest one I trolled up, a new site called “Bringing Deformed Forth.” Looks like we’re in for some real debate, folks. This site explicitly throws down the gauntlet, declaring, and I quote:

“No Royal Incest theories. No autobiographical Hamlet. This ‘authorship’ blog examines Edward de Vere’s relationship to contemporary conduct literature. Manners maketh Man, and the Earl of Oxford was a maker of manners. He cut a sophisticated and fashionable figure, but was that figure interpreted as reformed or deformed? Ultimately, Oxfordian/ Shakespearean ‘courtesy’ would clash with Jonsonian ‘civility’ in a debate over who would determine the form of a ‘virtuous’ English national character.”

So, if Castiglione is your cup of tea, and sprezzatura your game, it  look’s like this new site is…. the site for you.

About the author

Roger Stritmatter is a native liberal humorist who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Contrary to rumor, he does not live on North Avenue. He does, however, work on North Avenue. A pacifist by inclination, one of his heroes is John Brown. But he thinks that Fredrick Douglass, another of his heroes, made the right decision. Stritmatter's primary areas of interest include the nature of paradigm shifts, the history of ideas, forensic literary studies, MS studies, renaissance literature, and the history of the Shakespearean question, the latter a field in which he has published extensively.


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