Shakespeare's Typology & Oligarchy

Discussion in 'Shakespeare's Tempest' started by lorenhough, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    I forgot to add in relation to Bavaria, that Donald Trump's grandfather, Friedrich, was originally from Bavaria, and of course, liddle Adolph, got his start in Bavaria (Munich) albeit he sprouted up in Austria. There also seems to be some contention over the name Drumpf versus Trump as being the original, or perhaps this is resolved by finding the correct point in time. Bavarian documents in one production show the name Trump for Friedrich?

    Loren, would you mind editing the title of this thread to correct the spelling of the bard's name and correcting 'typology'?
  2. Jerry Russell

    Jerry Russell Administrator Staff Member

    I don't think Loren has the tools to change the thread title, but I do.
  3. lorenhough

    lorenhough Well-Known Member

  4. Jerry Russell

    Jerry Russell Administrator Staff Member

    The above is episode 1 of a 5-part series from 2012. Review from Newsweek:

    The British, so the cliché goes, are a repressed lot. Faced with an awkward subject, they avoid it, change the subject, make tea. Nowhere is this more so than with the topic of the British Empire. The subject of fascination, hatred, and admiration throughout the world, the history of the empire is largely avoided in Britain itself: a bloody, embarrassing episode everyone would rather forget.....

    Television plays a curiously vital role in Britain. In a deeply private and, yes, somewhat repressed culture, TV is the way Britons bond and deal with things. Some cultures stay up all night talking and drinking to deal with their problems, others turn to the church—the British switch on the TV. On the airwaves at least, Britannia still rules.
  5. lorenhough

    lorenhough Well-Known Member

  6. Jerry Russell

    Jerry Russell Administrator Staff Member

    Petter Amundsen's book is here:

    'Cracking the Shakespeare Code' is also available on Amazon Prime.

    Many reviewers like the book & the documentary. But the fact is, Amundsen went on a treasure hunt and found no buried treasure. This review, harsh as it is, seems to sum up the true situation.

    This entertaining film explores the Shakespeare authorship question and the ongoing search for the Shakespeare manuscripts as it amusingly illustrates some of the more absurd aspects of Shakespeare studies. Seemingly completely innocent of any knowledge about how Jacobean print shops operated, particularly of how the Shakespeare First Folio was assembled, the filmmakers proceed by treating the First Folio as part acrostic, part star chart, thus providing themselves the license to find just about anything.

    The clues they create using their Acrostical-Astrological method lead them to construct the following ridiculous narrative: Francis Bacon and another aristocrat wrote “Shakespeare’s” plays, then laminated the manuscript pages by soaking them in mercury. They then took or sent the laminated manuscripts across the Atlantic Ocean, where they were buried under a rock, at the bottom of a swamp, on an island off the coast of Nova Scotia -- along with, possibly, the ancient Hebrew Ark of the Covenant and a menorah from the (1-2?) temple in Jerusalem.

    Not to be outdone by the mentally unbalanced nineteenth century anti-Stratfordian Delia Bacon, who brought only a small shovel to dig up Shakespeare’s tomb during her crazed search for Francis Bacon's secret papers, the filmmakers descend upon the offshore Canadian bog with backhoes, bulldozers, and the latest machines that go 'ping' to accomplish their task. The construction equipment makes a mess of the island, but unfortunately it does not turn up either the manuscripts, the Ark, or the menorah. In fact, after watching this island backhoed and bulldozed almost to the point of unrecognizability, one can't help thinking that if there ever really was something there, it sure isn't there anymore.

    Oh yeah, it made me snicker for two hours, so I gave it two stars.
    So, I still favor Atwill's view that Shakespeare was Amelia Bassano Lanier. Or, perhaps, that "Shakespeare" was a group effort involving Lanier along with Marlowe and/or Shakespeare himself.
  7. lorenhough

    lorenhough Well-Known Member

    I agree joes is the best

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