• “Shakespeare didn’t write Shakespeare. The five current and former U.S. Supreme Court Justices (among others) who agree with this assessment are not crackpots.”

      “Each of the five reasons listed below is sufficient to warrant close examination of the authorship question. All are routinely ignored by mainstream academics. Taken together, these five pieces of evidence make a virtually airtight case against the traditional authorship attribution.”

    • 1.  The author himself said in unambiguous language that he was writing under a pseudonym. 
    • 2. The writer of the sonnets was an older man who was quite close to the young Earl of Southampton.
    • 3. In 1609 the sonnets were finally published and dedicated to “our ever-living poet”; Shakespeare-the-author was dead. 
    • 4. Some modern experts go so far claim that Polonius in Hamlet was not based on Lord Burghley; methinks they dost protest too much.
    • 5. There is no independent evidence indicating that Shakespeare of Stratford could do more than scrawl his name. 
    • Conclusion

      “Shakespeare stated in rather clear language in the private, personal sonnets that he was using a pseudonym.  Also in the sonnets, he makes it clear he was middle-aged by 1590. The dedication in the sonnets written by the publisher in 1609 is clearly a eulogy. The plays are written from the point of view of a nobleman with the impunity that only someone very high up would have. Mainstream academics act as if they are terrified of the authorship question and frequently say absurd things as a result.”

      “As Justices Powell, Blackmun, O’Connor, Stevens, and Scalia and many others suspect, the man from Stratford whose two daughters never read a single line of Shakespeare’s work was, in all probability, a front-man for the true author whose name we may never know.”

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