The Apocryphal William Shakespeare

Book One of A 'Third Way' Shakespeare Authorship Scenario

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Author: Sabrina Feldman

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457507218

Category: Drama

Page: 376

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Sabrina Feldman manages the Planetary Science Instrument Development Office at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Born and raised in Riverside, California, she attended college and graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley, where she enjoyed the wonderful performances of the Berkeley Shakespeare Company, studied Shakespeare's works for a semester with Professor Stephen Booth, and received a Ph.D. in experimental physics in 1996. She has worked on many different instrument development projects for NASA, and is the former deputy director of JPL's Center for Life Detection. Her scientific training, combined with a lifelong love of literature and all things Shakespearean, gives her a unique perspective on the Shakespeare authorship mystery. Dr. Feldman lives in Pasadena, California with her husband and two children. This is her first book. If William Shakespeare wrote the Bard's works... Who wrote the Shakespeare Apocrypha? During his lifetime and for many years afterwards, William Shakespeare was credited with writing not only the Bard's canonical works, but also a series of 'apocryphal' Shakespeare plays. Stylistic threads linking these lesser works suggest they shared a common author or co-author who wrote in a coarse, breezy style, and created very funny clown scenes. He was also prone to pilfering lines from other dramatists, consistent with Robert Greene's 1592 attack on William Shakespeare as an "upstart crow." The anomalous existence of two bodies of work exhibiting distinct poetic voices printed under one man's name suggests a fascinating possibility. Could William Shakespeare have written the apocryphal plays while serving as a front man for the 'poet in purple robes, ' a hidden court poet who was much admired by a literary coterie in the 1590s? And could the 'poet in purple robes' have been the great poet and statesman Thomas Sackville (1536-1608), a previously overlooked authorship candidate who is an excellent fit to the Shakespearean glass slipper? Both of these scenarios are well supported by literary and historical records, many of which have not been previously considered in the context of the Shakespeare authorship debate.

Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography

New Evidence of an Authorship Problem

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Author: Diana Price

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313312021

Category: Dramatists, English

Page: 357

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Revisits the Shakespeare authorship controversy with an arsenal of new information and powerful arguments.

Broken Idols of the English Reformation

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Author: Margaret Aston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316060470

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Why were so many religious images and objects broken and damaged in the course of the Reformation? Margaret Aston's magisterial new book charts the conflicting imperatives of destruction and rebuilding throughout the English Reformation from the desecration of images, rails and screens to bells, organs and stained glass windows. She explores the motivations of those who smashed images of the crucifixion in stained glass windows and who pulled down crosses and defaced symbols of the Trinity. She shows that destruction was part of a methodology of religious revolution designed to change people as well as places and to forge in the long term new generations of new believers. Beyond blanked walls and whited windows were beliefs and minds impregnated by new modes of religious learning. Idol-breaking with its emphasis on the treacheries of images fundamentally transformed not only Anglican ways of worship but also of seeing, hearing and remembering.

Key to Tarot

From Suits to Symbolism: Advice and Exercises to Unlock Your Mystical Potential

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Author: Sarah Bartlett

Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)

ISBN: 1592337104

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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The Key to Tarot provides an overview of Tarot and includes interactive lessons and exercises that will teach enthusiasts to use the cards for readings.

Crystal Keepers

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Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442497084

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

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Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole continues his quest in book three of this New York Times bestselling “fanciful, action-packed adventure” series (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series. Cole Randolph still can’t believe the way his life has been turned inside out. Stuck in a strange land far from home, he found his friend Dalton and has survived the first two kingdoms of the Outskirts. But none of that has prepared him for the magnetic highways and robotic bounty hunters of Zeropolis. Ruled by Abram Trench, the one Grand Shaper who stayed loyal to the evil High King, the government of Zeropolis uses advanced technologies to keep tight control. Luckily, the resistance in Zeropolis is anchored by the Crystal Keepers—a group of young rebels with unique weapons. On the run from the High King’s secret police, Cole and Dalton venture to find more of their lost friends—and help their new friend, Mira, locate her sister Constance. But as their enemies ruthlessly dismantle the resistance, time is running out for Cole to uncover the secrets behind the Zeropolitan government and unravel the mystery of who helped the High King steal his daughters’ powers. Will Cole be able to fix what has gone awry with the magic in The Outskirts, or will he be stranded forever in a world between reality and imagination?

The Culture of Queers

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Author: Richard Dyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134593635

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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For around a hundred years up to the Stonewall riots, the word used for gay men was 'queers'. In The Culture of Queers, Richard Dyer traces the contours of queer culture, examining the differences and continuities with the gay culture which succeeded it. Opening with a discussion of the very concept of 'queers', Dyer asks what it means to speak of a sexual grouping having a culture, and addresses issues such as gay attitudes to women and the notion of camp. From screaming queens to sensitive vampires and sad young men, and from pulp novels to pornography to the films of Fassbinder, The Culture of Queers explores the history of queer arts and media.

The Female Thermometer

Eighteenth-century Culture and the Invention of the Uncanny

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Author: Terry Castle

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019508098X

Category: History

Page: 278

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The work of leading scholar Terry Castle, called by the New York Times "always engaging...consistently fascinating," has helped to revolutionize eighteenth-century studies. The Female Thermometer brings together Castle's essays on the phantasmagoric side of eighteenth-century literature and culture. Taking as her emblem the fanciful "female thermometer," an imaginary instrument invented by eighteenth-century satirists to measure levels of female sexual arousal, Castle explores what she calls the "impinging strangeness" of the eighteenth-century imagination--the ways in which the rationalist imperatives of the age paradoxically worked to produce what Freud would later call the uncanny. In essays on doubling and fantasy in the novels of Defoe and Richardson, sexual impersonators and the dream-like world of the eighteenth-century masquerade, magic-lantern shows, automata, and other surreal inventions of Enlightenment science, and the hallucinatory obsessions of Gothic fiction, Castle offers a haunting portrait of a remarkable epoch. Her collection explores the links between material culture, gender, and the rise of modern forms and formulas of subjectivity, effectively rewriting the cultural history of modern Europe from a materialist and feminist perspective.

Shakespeare and Authority

Citations, Conceptions and Constructions

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Author: Katie Halsey,Angus Vine

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113757853X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 347

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This book examines conceptions of authority for and in Shakespeare, and the construction of Shakespeare as literary and cultural authority. The first section, Defining and Redefining Authority, begins by re-defining the concept of Shakespeare’s sources, suggesting that ‘authorities’ and ‘resources’ are more appropriate terms. Building on this conceptual framework, the remainder of this section explores linguistic and discursive authority more broadly. The second section, Shakespearean Authority, considers the construction, performance and questioning of authority in Shakespeare’s plays. Essays here range from examinations of monarchical authority to discussions of household authority, literary authority and linguistic ownership. The final part, Shakespeare as Authority, then traces the increasing establishment of Shakespeare as an authority from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century in a series of essays that explore Shakespearean authority for editors, actors, critics, authors, readers and audiences. The volume concludes with two essays that reassess Shakespeare as an authority for visual culture – in the cinema and in contemporary art.

Sexual Personae

Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

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Author: Camille Paglia

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300043961

Category: History

Page: 712

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Memories and Adventures

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Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108044042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 434

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First published in 1923, this autobiography explores Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's life from his school years to literary success and beyond.

On the move

Glancing Backwards To Build a Future in English Studies (AEDEAN 2015)

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Author: Aitor Ibarrola-Armendariz,Jon Ortiz de Urbina Arruabarrena

Publisher: Universidad de Deusto

ISBN: 8415759878

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

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This volume brings together a selection of the papers and round tables delivered at the 39th AEDEAN Conference, held at the University of Deusto in November 2015. The essays in On the Move: Glancing Backwards to Build a Future in English Studies often begin with typically-academic gestures such as retrieving a classic text and finding new ways of studying its genre or characterization; or remarking how certain ungrammatical constructions have gone frequently unnoticed —even in well-known texts— for various reasons; or entangling oneself in contentions about the adequacy of dissecting a literary text or linguistic problem by using innovative analytical tools. In all cases, though, there is the intention of putting forth certain views and notions that will help future scholars to deal in a better light with the dilemmas regularly encountered in literary, linguistic and cultural studies. The book opens with three essays by professors Bartholomae, Pullum and Río, who demonstrate not only their mastery in their respective subjects but also their ability to tailor their contents to multifarious audiences. The next two sections represent the main body of the e-book, with nearly forty contributions on both literature and cultural studies (Part II) and language and linguistics (Part III). These short academic pieces are a representative showcase of the research being done lately in the different areas of expertise. The last section of the volume gathers together the results of four research projects dealing with such engaging topics as postcolonial crime fiction or forgotten texts by Anglo writers about the Spanish Civil War. It is hard to think of any potential reader schooled in English Studies who will not find something suitable to their interests and tastes in this volume.

Woolf and the Art of Exploration

Selected Papers from the Fifteenth International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, 9-12 June 2005

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Author: Helen Southworth,Elisa Kay Sparks

Publisher: Clemson Univ Digital Press

ISBN: 9780977126385

Category: Reference

Page: 253

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Stages of Evil

Occultism in Western Theater and Drama

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Author: Robert Lima

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813123622

Category: History

Page: 329

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“The evil that men do” has been chronicled for thousands of years on the European stage, and perhaps nowhere else is human fear of our own evil more detailed than in its personifications in theater. In Stages of Evil, Robert Lima explores the sociohistorical implications of Christian and pagan representations of evil and the theatrical creativity that occultism has engendered. By examining examples of alchemy, astronomy, demonology, exorcism, fairies, vampires, witchcraft, hauntings, and voodoo in prominent plays, Stages of Evil explores American and European perceptions of occultism from medieval times to the modern age.

The Mating Season

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Author: P. G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Arrow Books

ISBN: 9780099513773

Category: England

Page: 272

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A Jeeves and Wooster novel At Deverill Hall, an idyllic Tudor manor in the picture-perfect village of King's Deverill, impostors are in the air. The prime example is man-about-town Bertie Wooster, doing a good turn to Gussie Fink-Nottle by impersonating him while he enjoys fourteen days away from society after being caught taking an unscheduled dip in the fountains of Trafalgar Square. Bertie is of course one of nature's gentlemen, but the stakes are high: if all is revealed, there's a danger that Gussie's simpering fiancée Madeline may turn her wide eyes on Bertie instead. It's a brilliant plan - until Gussie himself turns up, imitating Bertram Wooster. After that, only the massive brain of Jeeves (himself in disguise) can set things right.

Get Out of Your Own Way at Work--and Help Others Do the Same

Conquer Self-defeating Behavior on the Job

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Author: Mark Goulston

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399532854

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Shares practical recommendations for employees and managers on how to overcome self-sabotaging behaviors that can compromise career advancement and satisfaction, in a guide that addresses forty self-defeating actions including fear of change, failure to delegate, and expecting too much. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Household Politics

Conflict in Early Modern England

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Author: Don Herzog

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300180780

Category: History

Page: 209

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Contends that, though early modern English canonical sources and sermons often urge the subordination of women, this was not indicative of public life, and that husbands, wives and servants often struggled over authority in the household.

Shakespeare's Handwriting

A Study

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Author: Sir Edward Maunde Thompson,Sir Thomas More (Saint)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 63

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Arcade Catastrophe

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Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481411209

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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Nate and his friends think the new Arcadeland, where tickets can earn jets, tanks, subs, and race cars, is totally cool, until they learn that the arcade owner is hiding a secret.