Such a compelling case built here -- without overstating -- that a woman wrote plays attributed to Shakespeare. By , now under attack from a Shakespeare-was-the-man-from-Stratford troll population I didn't know existed.
“Had anyone ever proposed that the creator of those extraordinary women might be a woman?” makes the case for a female Shakespeare
Was Shakespeare a dark-skinned Jewish woman? lays out a truly compelling case. #WeekendRead
Me: Well, the world is looking pretty depressing these days, but at least it's been a long time since a mainstream outlet has published a florid conspiracy theory about the Shakespeare "authorship question". The Atlantic: Hold my pot of ale.
“Had anyone ever proposed that the creator of those extraordinary women might be a woman?” makes the case for a female Shakespeare
When I wrote about Shakespeare conspiracism in 2010 (), I led with 's definition of a true crank: "First, he has a theory about the Jews. Second, he has a theory about money. Third, he has a theory about Shakespeare."
It seems puzzling to write an entire essay assigning Shakespeare's plays to another writer and include, as your only meaningful textual analysis, this sentence:
I think the time is finally right for my "Shakespeare Was an Alien" piece
This is flipping fascinating. Try not to balk at the headline--read the whole thing.
Who really wrote the plays that we celebrate as Shakespeare's? The long-running debate has lately taken a fascinating new turn. pursues the evidence for a feminist poet, the daughter of immigrants from Italy.
Was Shakespeare a woman writing under the guise of being a man about women who would be played by young men pretending to be women? This is going to get very complicated if true... ⁦
1) How silly! 2) Well, that doesn't prove anything. 3) I've always known Shakespeare was a woman. The three stages of reading 's article
"Every generation has invented the Shakespeare it needs, even when the Shakespeare it needs is an anti-Shakespeare." — Was Shakespeare a woman? Maybe, says . Dominic Green calls it a conspiracy theory.
The latest take on Shakespearian authorship: Shakespeare was an Italian woman.
“Had anyone ever proposed that the creator of those extraordinary women might be a woman?” makes the case for a female Shakespeare
Was Shakespeare a Woman? - The Atlantic
Our conspiracist moment: , a great journal of which I remain a fan, runs a toxic piece by that chides “orthodox scholars” and ennobles Shakespeare-authorship conspiracy theorists, to promote critical fallacy masked as feminism.
“I always feel something Italian, something Jewish about Shakespeare,” Jorge Luis Borges told The Paris Review in 1966. “Perhaps Englishmen admire him because of that, because it’s so unlike them.” And perhaps, as well, S is a she. I found this fascinating
I'm really excited about my latest pitch to , with the provisional suggested title: "Were the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie actually written by some guy in Cleveland who fixes air conditioners?"
“Had anyone ever proposed that the creator of those extraordinary women might be a woman?” 1) i don't care much 2) 'death of expertise' only matters depending on whose ox gets gored 3) some ideas experts think crazy will turn out to be true
The evidence is here is ridiculously thin and relies entirely on its readers' prejudices. Shakespeare wrote strong female characters so must have been a woman? He wrote strong male characters as well. What does that prove?
“The more we know about her and the world she lived in, the more we’ll know about Shakespeare, whoever she was”
I could not stop reading this riveting tale by in . Perfect accompaniment with ☕️ on a rainy weekend morning. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
She’s making a really interesting argument. It accounts for a lot of the big questions. Let’s agree she’s right (because what does it matter?) and then we can get the plays back in classrooms.
All anti-Stratfordian theories are stupid. Yes, even very right-on feminist ones. We know more about Shakespeare than any other commoner of his era.
I was ready to be skeptical, but this is surprisingly convincing.
Xe was actually a Somalian transgender paraplegic Wiccan.
The article on Shakespeare authorship introduced me to the (real life) spoken line: "We have as good friends in the court as thou hast and better too … Send us to ward? Thou wert as good kiss our arse" which I now desperately need to use in conversation.
And on and on and on it goes...
Who Was Shakespeare? Could the Author Have Been a Woman? - The Atlantic