DVS Reviews

Reviews 2016

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Shakespeare’s Money – How much did he make and what did this mean?

By Robert Bearman (Oxford U.P. 2016)
Reviewer: Richard Malim

Reviews 2014

MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND OTHERS: COLLABORATIVE PLAYS
By Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen (eds.)
Reviewer: Richard Malim

Reviews 2013

SHAKESPEARE BEYOND DOUBT
by Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells
Reviewer: Richard Malim

THE TRUTH ABOUT WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
by David Ellis
Reviewer: Richard Malim

Reviews 2012

THE MAN WHO WAS NEVER SHAKESPEARE
by A J Pointon
Reviewer: Kevin Gilvary

WHO WROTE SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS?
by William D Rubinstein
Reviewer: Kevin Gilvary

THE SHAKESPEARE GUIDE TO ITALY: Retracing the Bard’s Unknown Travels
by Richard Paul Roe
Reviewer: Christopher Dams

Reviews 2011

James Shapiro’s TV series ‘THE KING AND THE PLAYWRIGHT’
Reviewer: Richard Malim

THE MAN WHO WAS HAMLET
George Dillon’s one man show

CONTESTED WILL: WHO WROTE SHAKESPEARE?
by James Shapiro
Reviewer: DVS

‘ANONYMOUS’ film release
Director: Roland Emmerich
Reviewer: DVS

The Oxfordian Edition of OTHELLO
Edited by Prof. Ren Draya and Richard F Whalen
Reviewer: Christopher Dams

SHAKESPEARE: THE CONCEALED POET
by Robert Detobel
Reviewers: Jan Scheffer and Elke Brackmann

THE MAN WHO WAS NEVER SHAKESPEARE
by A J Pointon
Reviewer: Alexander Waugh in the Wall Street Journal Review of Books

Reviews 2010

DATING SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE
Edited by Kevin Gilvary

THE LAME STORYTELLER, POOR AND DESPISED: STUDIES IN SHAKESPEARE
by Peter R Moore
Reviewer: Richard Malim

CONTESTED WILL: WHO WROTE SHAKESPEARE?
by James Shapiro
Reviewer: Richard Malim
(and Supplement)

SHAKESPEARE AND HIS AUTHORS: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE AUTHORSHIP QUESTION Ed: William Leahy
Reviewer: Richard Malim

Reviews 2009

SOUL OF THE AGE – THE LIFE, MIND AND WORLD OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
by Jonathan Bate
Reviewer: Richard Malim

Reviews 2008

SHAKESPEARE REVEALED
by Rene Weis
Reviewer: Richard Malim

Reviews 2007

SHAKESPEARE & CO.
by Stanley Wells
Reviewer: Richard Malim

Shakespeare Marlowe Jonson: New Directions in Biography (Editors Mulryne and Kozuka)
Reviewer: Richard Malim

Reviewer’s note: With a bit more space I would have pointed out more clearly that ‘Sparrow’ in Guy of Warwick and ‘Shaxberd’ in the Court Revels record looks like the same sort of denigration: that Buc’s ‘teste’ reference is to a ‘minister’ (a Churchman) acting in a play, a suggestion so ludicrous as to render the suggested Stratford connection a joke (which it was, and whose?).

THE WONDER MIND: SHAKESPEARE THE THINKER
by Prof A D Nuttall
Reviewer: Richard Malim

I AM SHAKESPEARE
by Mark Rylance
Reviewer: John Gill

Reviews 2006

1599: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
by James Shapiro
Reviewer: Richard Malim

SHAKESPEARE’S INVENTION OF THE HUMAN
by Harold Bloom
Reviewer: Richard Malim

FLETCHER – THE ‘POET-APE’: SHADOWPLAY
by Claire Asquith
Reviewer: Richard Malim

PSEUDONYMOUS SHAKESPEARE
by Penny McCarthy
Reviewer: Richard Malim

Reviews 2005

WILL IN THE WORLD – HOW SHAKESPEARE BECAME SHAKESPEARE
by Stephen Greenblatt
Reviewer: Richard Malim

SHAKESPEARE: THE BIOGRAPHY, an Analysis of the book
by Peter Ackroyd
Reviewer: Richard Malim

Reviews 2004

MONSTROUS ADVERSARY
by Alan Nelson

Observations by Kevin Gilvary, Philip Johnson & Eddi Jolly. “Since 1920, Oxford has been touted by amateur historians and conspiracy theorists as the true author of the poems and plays of William Shakespeare. It has become a matter of urgency to measure the real Oxford against the myth created by his apologists, and uncritically embraced by television documentaries, by playwrights and by the popular press…” Quoted by the publishers on the back cover from the author’s introduction (omitting the final “even by justices of the United States Supreme Court”)
DEMONOGRAPHY 101 by Peter Moore
[An extended Critique taken from pages 288-311 of The Lame Storyteller, Poor and Despised – see Publications “WE RECOMMEND” – by kind permission of Verlag Uwe Laugwitz]

THE ELIZABETHAN COURTIER POETS: THEIR POEMS AND THEIR CONTEXTS
by Stephen May
Reviewer: Tom Veal

Reviews 2003

IN SEARCH OF SHAKESPEARE
Michael Wood; London, BBC (2003)
Reviewer: Kevin Gilvary

The answers may be correct but the questions are wrong

Reviews 2001

SHAKESPEARE: A LIFE
by Park Honan
Reviewer: Richard Malim