The Bacon Shakspere Question by Charlotte Carmichael StopesThe Bacon Shakspere Question by Charlotte Carmichael Stopes

The Bacon Shakspere Question

byCharlotte Carmichael Stopes

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1888 Excerpt: ... Chapter IV. External Ev1dence. We have, further, the psychological improbability that so many men must have been in the secret, if secret there was; and that all should have been able to keep it, not to only keep it even in silence, but to go out of their way to falsify the facts. We hold that truth is more natural to men than untruth; and that a truth depending upon a simple definite fact of yes or no, would have been sure to have leaked out through some of the many confederates necessary to so great and complex a plot as this must necessarily have been, had it been. The unanimous external evidence of other people's writings, however, is the most convincing proof. 1592. The earliest printed notice which alludes to Shakspere is in Greene's Groaf s-worth of Wit, where he, in an oft-quoted passage, evidently aims at Shakspere's growing fame and his entrance on a dramatic career as the actor and adapter of other men's dramas, and calls him " an absolute Johannes Factotum" and " the only Shakescene in a country." It suggests that he also assisted in stage-management, and points to the fact that he was dominant by that time, and that other witty writers were subject to his pleasures. Greene's scorn of the actors, the "puppits," the "buckram gentleman," seems embittered by the fact that one of them should be "able to bumbast out a blanke verse as well as the best of you." As a rival of Shakspere, it is wonderful he had so little else to say against him. Green's Groats-worth of Wit. "Young Juvenal that biting satyrist. And thou no less deserving than the other two.... Base-minded men all three of you, if by my miserie ye be not warned; for unto none of you (like me) sought those burres to cleave: those Puppits (I meane) that speak from our mouths, those anticks ga...
Title:The Bacon Shakspere QuestionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217276083

ISBN - 13:9780217276085