Posted By Roger Stritmatter on October 23, 2011
Anderson interviews Anonymous screenwriter John Orloff, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Berkeley’s Dr. Alan Nelson, who gets in more than a few words “edgewise.” Nelson makes some decent but irrelevant points, and others that are just the usual denial, such as the Shapiro line that it’s anachronistic to think of Elizabethan literature as having any biographical significance.
To play the podcast, click on the start button….Isn’t the internet fun?
According to Nelson the Shakespearean profession is “virtually unanimous” in endorsing the official story. Hmmm….
I guess those of us in Maryland, or, come to think of it, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Illinois, or Missouri, to mention only a few obvious exceptions, don’t count as far as Nelson is concerned. Come to think of it, Sir Derek Jacobi isn’t part of the “Shakespearean profession”?
Guess not. That’s how Stratfordian apologists define “we.” We are the ones who count. At least, “virtually” so. Everyone else has no right to an opinion.
According to Nelson, moreover, it is is not only untrue, but also “irrelevant,” that de Vere’s biography infuses the Shakespearean canon. Hmm….We’ll have to think about that one.