Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Peter Farey on Marlowe Authorship

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." (Aristotle)

When you're ready to entertain the possibility that Christopher Marlowe may have written at least some of the works attributed to Shakespeare, there are many excellent resources: this blog and the website of the International Marlowe-Shakespeare Society, for starters. Peter Farey's Marlowe Page is also a must. Peter, who has contributed to this blog, has been manning the Marlovian barricades on the internet for the past 11 years. His website is a goldmine of fascinating and highly meticulous scholarship on the Marlowe theory. You may wish to start with his "Hoffman and the Authorship," "Marlowe's Sudden and Fearful End," and "A Deception in Deptford" essays.

You can also check out Peter in the PBS Frontline documentary Much Ado About Something. Click here for an excerpt (Peter appears at 1:05 and 5:24 in the clip).

I can tell you from experience that Peter welcomes quality debate on the authorship issue - he has over 4000 posts to internet newsgroups, by the way. But a gentle warning: you'd better arrive to the debate very prepared!Emmerich Anonymous Film

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Doubting William Shakespeare: Problems with the Stratford Case, En Breve

" . . . when we look closely at the man, we are struck by the image of someone very unlike the man revealed in the works."

Let's reflect on what the scholars say, courtesy of the International Marlowe-Shakespeare Society. Click here.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Marlowe's Ghost: Writer's Digest Top Honors!

Daryl Pinksen's Marlowe's Ghost: The Blacklisting of the Man Who Was Shakespeare beat out 2,600 entries and is the Grand Prize winner of the 17th Annual Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book Awards.

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for Daryl Pinksen's interview with Writer's Digest.

The March/April print issue of Writer's Digest, featuring the interview with Daryl, is on newsstands now.

From print issue: "[Pinksen's Marlowe's Ghost] was selected for its solid writing, functional design and the fascinating, careful case he builds for his premise. As competition judge and author Anthony Flacco notes, 'Whether or not one accepts Pinksen's position that Christopher Marlowe was actually William Shakespeare, his arguments are precise, thorough and compelling.'"

Congratulations to my friend and MSC contributor, Daryl Pinksen.

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