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Shakespeare Beyond Doubt?

No Doubt about the Identity of William Shakespeare?
The book the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust doesn’t want you to read:
Shakespeare Beyond Doubt?
Exposing an Industry in Denial

Edited by John M. Shahan and Alexander Waugh
For the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition

Paperback / ISBN: 978-1-62550-033-5 / 280 pp / $20.95 / £13.50
E-book (Kindle, Nook) / ISBN: 978-1-62550-034-2 / $5.99 / £3.99

Now available in paperback at the Llumina Store and Amazon.com in the U.S., or at Parapress in the U.K. Also available to pre-order at bookstores worldwide. Out soon on Kindle, Nook and Google Books.

<<Unsettled by the success of the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition and its Declaration of Reasonable Doubt About the Identity of William Shakespeare, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon claims in its book Shakespeare Beyond Doubt that there is “no doubt” that Shakspere of Stratford wrote the works of William Shakespeare. This book questions that claim, and thus its near-identical title, Shakespeare Beyond Doubt? In this devastating reply a dozen top scholars expose the bankruptcy of the SBT claim and challenge them to defend their position under cross-examination in a televised mock trial.

Endorsers include SAC patrons Sir Derek Jacobi, Mark Rylance and Michael York, and academics in the fields of English Literature, History, Theater, Anthropology, Social Psychology, Psychiatry and Physics.

“Authorities tell us there is no doubt that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare. Should we trust them? This book comes at a critical time, with defenders of orthodoxy deceiving the public about how weak their case really is. Their vulnerability leads them to slander the 'heretics,' comparing authorship doubters to Holocaust deniers and creationists. It is time to replace the ad hominem attacks with a serious re-examination of the evidence. This book does just that.”

— Richard Waugaman, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Expert on Shakespeare for Media Contacts, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents
General Introduction and Challenge to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

— John M. Shahan, Chairman, Shakespeare Authorship Coalition
Twenty-one Good Reasons to Doubt that Shakspere was “Shakespeare”
Part I: Shakespeare Beyond Doubt?

Introduction to Part I: Overview of reasons to doubt — John M. Shahan
A. Who was Shakspere of Stratford?

1. The Man Who Was Never Shakespeare — A. J. Pointon, Ph.D.
2. Shakspere’s Six Accepted Signatures: A comparison — Frank Davis, M.D.
3. The Missing Literary Paper Trail — from the landmark book by Diana Price
4. Shakspere’s Will: Missing the Mind of Shakespeare — Bonner Miller Cutting
5. Shakspere in Stratford and London: Ten Eyewitnesses — Ramon Jiménez
6. The Rest is Silence: The absence of tributes to the author — A. J. Pointon, Ph.D.
B. Shakespeare’s Vast Knowledge

7. Keeping Shakespeare Out of Italy — Alexander Waugh
8. Could Shakespeare Think Like a Lawyer? — Thomas Regnier, J.D., LL.M.
9. How did Shakespeare Learn the Art of Medicine? — Earl Showerman, M.D.
C. The First Folio and Stratford Monument

10. Shakespeare’s Impossible Doublet — John M. Rollett, M.A., Ph.D.
11. The Ambiguous Ben Jonson — Richard F. Whalen
12. The Stratford Bust: A Monumental Fraud — Richard F. Whalen
Part II: Exposing an Industry in Denial: The Coalition responds to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s “60 Minutes With Shakespeare”
Conclusion and request to read and sign the Declaration of Reasonable Doubt
Appendices

A. Shakspere’s Last Will and Testament — Bonner Miller Cutting
B. Stylometrics: How Reliable is it Really? — Ramon Jiménez
C. Social Network Theory and Shakespeare — Donald P. Hayes
D. Heminge and Condell Letters in First Folio
About the Editors

John M. Shahan is founder and Chairman of the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition and principal author of the Declaration of Reasonable Doubt About the Identity of William Shakespeare. He is an independent scholar with degrees in Psychology and Public Health, both from U.C.L.A. His main areas of interest in the authorship controversy are strategic planning, advocacy, paradigm shifts, and the nature of creativity and genius. He has authored or co-authored four articles on flaws in stylometric research on Shakespeare claimants.

Alexander Waugh is General Editor of the 42-Volume scholarly edition of Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh for Oxford University Press. He is a book reviewer and author of several critically acclaimed works including Time (1999), God (2002), Fathers and Sons (2004) and The House of Wittgenstein (2008). He has presented documentaries on BBC television, was editor and founder of the award winning Travelman Short Story series and composed the music for the stage comedy Bon Voyage! which won the 12th Vivian Ellis Award for Best New Musical.>>

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Jul 1, 2013, 4:41:46 AM7/1/13
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On Sunday, June 30, 2013 5:19:57 AM UTC-7, Arthur Neuendorffer wrote:
> http://tinyurl.com/orjvxya
>
> OT: Art, I thought you were coming out to the Coast Range to
>
> hunt me down and kill me. Don't you remember that you were
>
> hallucinating that I was being paid $40,000 to do you bodily harm?
>
> Of course, that's ridiculous, I've completely inexperienced in that
>
> area, I don't even like going to the gym. We've been looking out
>
> for you, can you pick a date and stick to it? Jim is anxious to meet
>
> you.
>
> Elizabeth

David L. Webb

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Jul 8, 2013, 6:09:41 PM7/8/13
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In article <37036d59-08a7-4590...@googlegroups.com>,
Arthur Neuendorffer <acne...@gmail.com> (aka Noonedafter) wrote:

> http://tinyurl.com/orjvxya
>
> Shakespeare Beyond Doubt?
>
> No Doubt about the Identity of William Shakespeare?
> The book the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust doesn¹t want you to read:
> Shakespeare Beyond Doubt?
> Exposing an Industry in Denial
>
> Edited by John M. Shahan and Alexander Waugh
> For the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition
>
> Paperback / ISBN: 978-1-62550-033-5 / 280 pp / $20.95 / £13.50
> E-book (Kindle, Nook)

That should be the Kindle Kook edition, shouldn't it, Art?

> / ISBN: 978-1-62550-034-2 / $5.99 / £3.99
>
> Now available in paperback at the Llumina Store and Amazon.com in the U.S.,
> or at Parapress in the U.K. Also available to pre-order at bookstores
> worldwide. Out soon on Kindle, Nook and Google Books.
>
> <<Unsettled by the success of the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition

"Success"? What "success" was that?

> and its
> Declaration of Reasonable Doubt About the Identity of William Shakespeare,

With all its...uh...eccentric signers?

<https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/humanities.lit.authors.shakes
peare/FbmEjcxeyxk/h_F-XaX4lKcJ>

[...]

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Jul 10, 2013, 2:45:09 AM7/10/13
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On Monday, July 8, 2013 3:09:41 PM UTC-7, nordicskiv2 wrote:
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> Unbelievable,
>
> [...]

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Jul 17, 2013, 6:52:58 AM7/17/13
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On Sunday, June 30, 2013 5:19:57 AM UTC-7, Arthur Neuendorffer wrote:
> http://tinyurl.com/orjvxya
>
>
>
> Shakespeare Beyond Doubt?
>
>
>
> No Doubt about the Identity of William Shakespeare?
>
> The book the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust doesn’t want you to read:
>
> Shakespeare Beyond Doubt?
>
> Exposing an Industry in Denial
>
>
>
> Edited by John M. Shahan and Alexander Waugh
>
> For the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition
>
>
>
> Paperback / ISBN: 978-1-62550-033-5 / 280 pp / $20.95 / £13.50
>
> E-book (Kindle, Nook) / ISBN: 978-1-62550-034-2 / $5.99 / £3.99
>
>
>
> Now available in paperback at the Llumina Store and Amazon.com in the U.S., or at Parapress in the U.K. Also available to pre-order at bookstores worldwide. Out soon on Kindle, Nook and Google Books.
>
>
>
> <<Unsettled by the success of the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition and its Declaration of Reasonable Doubt About the Identity of William Shakespeare, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon claims in its book Shakespeare Beyond Doubt that there is “no doubt” that Shakspere of Stratford wrote the works of William Shakespeare. This book questions that claim, and thus its near-identical title, Shakespeare Beyond Doubt? In this devastating reply a dozen top scholars expose the bankruptcy of the SBT claim and challenge them to defend their position under cross-examination in a televised mock trial.
>
> That's rot to cite a Britishism, why would the alleged "success of the SAC" make
> a lyin' claim that the ILLITERATE Stratford Broker wrote the works of Francis Bacon
> when the scrofulous infectious Panderer could not sign his own name, (the
> particular diseases he picked up and spread from London to Stratford account
> for the SHAKEY and illegible signatures, all six can be viewed on Prof. Michael
> Delahoyde's webpage).
>
> Endorsers include SAC patrons Sir Derek Jacobi, Mark Rylance and Michael York, and academics in the fields of English Literature, History, Theater, Anthropology, Social Psychology, Psychiatry and Physics.
>
> Same ol, same ol. I'll cut slack for Sir Derek since he blurted out "Bacon wrote Hamlet."
> I appreciated Sir Derek's candor.
>
> “Authorities tell us there is no doubt that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare. Should we trust them?
>
> Here's my challenge, the plays claimed by the academics above to have been
> written by the scrofulous bard are all contained in Bacon (and Jonson's)
> 1623 First Folio and yes, Bacon's collar and doublet as engraved by
> Droeshout the Elder do, in fact, comically spell out B A C O N.

This book comes at a critical time, with defenders of orthodoxy deceiving the public about how weak their case really is. Their vulnerability leads them to slander the 'heretics,' comparing authorship doubters to Holocaust deniers and creationists. It is time to replace the ad hominem attacks with a serious re-examination of the evidence. This book does just that.”
>
> OH MY GOD. COMPARING THEM TO HOLOCAUST DENIERS? CREATIONISTS ARE
>
> SIMPLY GOOFY, DON'T WASTE ANY TIME ON THEM.
>
> — Richard Waugaman, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Expert on Shakespeare for Media Contacts, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
>
>
>
> Table of Contents
>
> General Introduction and Challenge to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
>
>
>
> — John M. Shahan, Chairman, Shakespeare Authorship Coalition
>
> Twenty-one Good Reasons to Doubt that Shakspere was “Shakespeare”
>
> Part I: Shakespeare Beyond Doubt?
>
>
>
> Introduction to Part I: Overview of reasons to doubt — John M. Shahan
>
> A. Who was Shakspere of Stratford?
>
> A panderer, he kept a whorehouse in the Blackfriars, that was
> his occupation, he was wealthy enough to rebuild New Place.
>
> 1. The Man Who Was Never Shakespeare — A. J. Pointon, Ph.D.
>
> 2. Shakspere’s Six Accepted Signatures: A comparison — Frank Davis, M.D.
>
> 3. The Missing Literary Paper Trail — from the landmark book by Diana Price
>
> 4. Shakspere’s Will: Missing the Mind of Shakespeare — Bonner Miller Cutting
>
> 5. Shakspere in Stratford and London: Ten Eyewitnesses — Ramon Jiménez
>
> 6. The Rest is Silence: The absence of tributes to the author — A. J. Pointon, Ph.D.
>
> B. Shakespeare’s Vast Knowledge <---< impressive typo
>
> 7. Keeping Shakespeare Out of Italy — Alexander Waugh
>
> 8. Could Shakespeare Think Like a Lawyer? — Thomas Regnier, J.D., LL.M.
>
> 9. How did Shakespeare Learn the Art of Medicine? — Earl Showerman, M.D.
>
> C. The First Folio and Stratford Monument
>
> HEY, WAIT A MINUTE, THE DOUBLET WAS, IN FACT POSSIBLE.
>
> THE ENGRAVING ON THE COVER OF THE FIRST FOLIO IS OF
>
> BACON, HE WAS ALWAYS UP FOR A GOOD LAUGH.
>
> 10. Shakespeare’s Impossible Doublet — John M. Rollett, M.A., Ph.D.
>
> 11. The Ambiguous Ben Jonson — Richard F. Whalen
>
> 12. The Stratford Bust: A Monumental Fraud — Richard F. Whalen
>
> Part II: Exposing an Industry in Denial: The Coalition responds to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s “60 Minutes With Shakespeare”
>
> Conclusion and request to read and sign the Declaration of Reasonable Doubt
>
> ELIZABETH QUERIES: Isn't Reasonable and Doubt in this instance an Oxymoron?

neon...@gmail.com

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Jul 18, 2013, 4:21:38 AM7/18/13
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On Sunday, June 30, 2013 5:19:57 AM UTC-7, Arthur Neuendorffer wrote:
> http://tinyurl.com/orjvxya
>
>
>
> Shakespeare Beyond Doubt?
>
> Oh, this is wonderful, academics flopping about like
>
> fish on the deck of a sinking ship.
>
> No Doubt about the Identity of William Shakespeare?
>
> The book the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust doesn’t want you to read:
>
> Shakespeare Beyond Doubt?
>
>
> Edited by John M. Shahan and Alexander Waugh
>
> For the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition
>
>
>
> Paperback / ISBN: 978-1-62550-033-5 / 280 pp / $20.95 / £13.50
>
> E-book (Kindle, Nook) / ISBN: 978-1-62550-034-2 / $5.99 / £3.99
>
>
>
> Now available in paperback at the Llumina Store and Amazon.com in the U.S., or at Parapress in the U.K. Also available to pre-order at bookstores worldwide. Out soon on Kindle, Nook and Google Books.
>
>
>
> <<Unsettled by the success of the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition and its Declaration of Reasonable Doubt About the Identity of William Shakespeare, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon claims in its book Shakespeare Beyond Doubt that there is “no doubt” that Shakspere of Stratford wrote the works of William Shakespeare. This book questions that claim, and thus its near-identical title, Shakespeare Beyond Doubt? In this devastating reply a dozen top scholars expose the bankruptcy of the SBT claim and challenge them to defend their position under cross-examination in a televised mock trial.
>
> The Broker wrote nothing apart from six barbaric stabs.
>
> Endorsers include SAC patrons Sir Derek Jacobi, Mark Rylance and Michael York, and academics in the fields of English Literature, History, Theater, Anthropology, Social Psychology, Psychiatry and Physics.
>
>
>
> “Authorities tell us there is no doubt that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare. Should we trust them? This book comes at a critical time, with defenders of orthodoxy deceiving the public about how weak their case really is. Their vulnerability leads them to slander the 'heretics,' comparing authorship doubters to Holocaust deniers and creationists. It is time to replace the ad hominem attacks with a serious re-examination of the evidence. This book does just that.”
>
> Where's the exit, could you point me the way to the loo?
>
> — Richard Waugaman, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Expert on Shakespeare for Media Contacts, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
>
>
>
> Table of Contents
>
> General Introduction and Challenge to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
>
>
>
> — John M. Shahan, Chairman, Shakespeare Authorship Coalition
>
> Twenty-one Good Reasons to Doubt that Shakspere was “Shakespeare”
>
> Part I: Shakespeare Beyond Doubt?
>
>
>
> Introduction to Part I: Overview of reasons to doubt — John M. Shahan
>
> A. Who was Shakspere of Stratford?
>
>
>
> 1. The Man Who Was Never Shakespeare — A. J. Pointon, Ph.D.
>
> 2. Shakspere’s Six Accepted Signatures: A comparison — Frank Davis, M.D.
>
> 3. The Missing Literary Paper Trail — from the landmark book by Diana Price
>
> 4. Shakspere’s Will: Missing the Mind of Shakespeare — Bonner Miller Cutting
>
> 5. Shakspere in Stratford and London: Ten Eyewitnesses — Ramon Jiménez
>
> 6. The Rest is Silence: The absence of tributes to the author — A. J. Pointon, Ph.D.
>
> B. Shakespeare’s Vast Knowledge
>
> C. Excuse me, scholars like to steal Bacons Vast Knowledge
>
> D. and attribute it to the Stratford Broker who sampled too
>
> much of his own wares, got fever on the brain, was carried
>
> back to Stratford, and died a terrible death.
>
> 7. Keeping Shakespeare Out of Italy — Alexander Waugh
>
> 8. Could Shakespeare Think Like a Lawyer? — Thomas Regnier, J.D., LL.M.
>
> Bacon could think like a lawyer, especially when he was tweaking
>
> Sir Edward Coke.
>
> 9. How did Shakespeare Learn the Art of Medicine? — Earl Showerman, M.D.
>
> C. The First Folio and Stratford Monument
>
> HAD Shakespeare learned the art of medicine, he might have lived,
>
> but medicine was far beyond his capacity to understand so he died.
>
> 10. Shakespeare’s Impossible Doublet — John M. Rollett, M.A., Ph.D.
>
> 11. The Ambiguous Ben Jonson — Richard F. Whalen
>
> 12. The Stratford Bust: A Monumental Fraud — Richard F. Whalen
>
> Part II: Exposing an Industry in Denial: The Coalition responds to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s “60 Minutes With Shakespeare”
>
> Conclusion and request to read and sign the Declaration of Reasonable Doubt
>
> Appendices
>
>
>
> A. Shakspere’s Last Will and Testament — Bonner Miller Cutting
>
> B. Stylometrics: How Reliable is it Really? — Ramon Jiménez
>
> C. Social Network Theory and Shakespeare — Donald P. Hayes
>
> D. Heminge and Condell Letters in First Folio
>
> About the Editors
>
> Now this is interesting, Shahan is skeptical about the identity of
>
> William Shakespeare, probably because "William Shakespeare" is on
>
> a banner at the top of Bacon's 1623 First Folio, a work that the
>
> illiterate broker did not write.
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