Yea the illiterate, that know not how
To cipher what is writ in learned books
The Rape of Lucrece, lines 861-62
Not everyone owns books. I won’t mention any names. I have a library full of them. Here are some that I think worthy of mention. No particular order. I’ll add more as time allows.
Shakespeare and Authorship:
Dating Shakespeare’s Plays: A Critical Review of the Evidence
Edited by Kevin Gilvary
Parapress, 2010, paperback, 520 pages
Monty Python, Shakespeare, and English Renaissance Drama
by Darl Larsen
McFarland & Co, 2003, paperback, 243 pages
(Python is the second-best thing that England has ever produced.)
“Shakespeare” By Another Name (my newest biography)
by Mark Anderson (@markawriter)
Gotham Books/Penguin Group USA, 2005 (hardback), 640 pages
also paperback, audiobook, and ebook formats
(If you’re new to the Authorship Question, this is a good place to start.)
Absent from my desk, not by my choice:
My Bible (It belongs to me. I want it back.)
printed by John Crispin, Geneva
immured at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC, USA
photos courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare LibraryI underlined Revelation 14:13 for a reason.
Absent on principle:
A work of delusion imagination with a numerical title, two years after I died. When I’m in the mood for fiction I’ll read Dara or JdQ – their books are much more entertaining, and properly classified.
If you must go look it up, then please read this as well.
It will only set you back 99p/99¢.