Reason 59 and 61: Why Shake-speare was Oxford

Reason 59 and 61: Why Shake-sp...

To celebrate the publication of Hank Whittemore’s new book, ‘100 Reasons Shake-speare was the Earl of Oxford,’ the De Vere Society Newsletter continues its serialisation of extracts with his Reasons Nos 59 and 61. The full ‘100 Reasons’ are available from Amazon! Reason #59: Medical Knowledge In his edition o....

A little Lawrence is a dangero...

The title of Lawrence’s, ostensibly counter­-Nordic, Twilight in Italy (TW) is nevertheless Germanic, derived from Wagner, Twilight of the Gods, or Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, or both. The extended reflections on Shakespeare, and Shakespeare’s Hamlet, in the Theatre chapter, like A Study of Thomas Hardy, and....

‘Hamlet’ and Histo...

Introductory: Cumberbatch Hamlet On Thursday I saw the film broadcast version of the Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet, which was to my mind good, but fairly classical and conventional, which is, however, so far, a good thing. However, the cutting was so drastic, the amputation so staggering, of crucial passages, that one wo....