It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but this story today caught my interest, mainly because of the forthright confession by the writer (Robert Gore-Langton at the Daily Express in the UK) that he had long been someone who sneered and laughed at the whole authorship debate, and then just one book (Alexander Waugh’s Shakespeare at Court) said just the right thing in just the right way, and — suddenly — that familiar moment that all of us who are anti-Stratfordians (and/or Oxfordians) can relate to occurred: the epiphany.

Soon to follow, I am sure, is Mr. Gore-Langton having a ton of fun as everything that ever mystified him about Shakespeare starts to become “very” clear (pun intended).

From the article:

If like me, you have never doubted that Shakespeare wrote the plays of Shakespeare, you might well sigh at the fruitcake theories of the strange people who think he was someone else. The truth is, surely, blindingly obvious. We may not know much about him but we at least know Shakespeare retired to his hometown of Stratford upon Avon having written 36 plays that are utterly imperishable…

… After reading a new book by Alexander Waugh, “Shakespeare in Court” (the book is presented as a lively, learned but very funny court case in which witnesses are cross examined), I am beginning to think the anti-Shakespeare cranks might just have a point.