WILL THE REAL SHAKESPEARE PLEASE STAND UP!
BY H.J. CRUZ
Look in the glass and tell the face thou viewest,
Now is the time that face should form another.
The four hundred year old mystery: Who was the scribe behind the scrivener?
The Oxford scholars hold fast to their prose popping playwright,
While the pundits of the pen claim premeditated philology.
I, an ardent fan of both, William Shakespeare and Lord Francis Bacon, as well as the red haired Queen Elizabeth and her court, sought clues. Having ears bent by many fantastic rumors over the years, hereby deciding to inquire in depth and dearth, if there is weight in such claims with good measure against the historical modality at present. Further, I shall invest my conscience most liberally without bias, a historical snoop dog, sniffing Elizabethan heels for the essence of skulduggery.
Carnivorous c laims by the half witted harpy’s:
I. Thou master Shakespeare, aye a drunken philandering, boiled brained boob who could neither read nor write his own name.
(What means this, my lord?) Hamlet
II. Francis Bacon (Lord Chancellor), the essayist and philosopher of reason wrote; all/ part of Shakespearean plays. For he grindeth an axe.
“[For if absurdity be the subject of laughter, doubt you not but great boldness is seldom without some absurdity]” Bacon’s essay’s.
III. Did the good and fair Queen E. publicly fondle men in tights?
IV. Was Francis B. the result of her highness’s courtship affair with Robert Dudley, the Earle of Leicester or perhaps Sir Nicholas Bacon the Lord Chancellor?
V. Was Robert Deveroux (Earle of Essex), the virgin queens first bastard child?
VI. Did the queen lop of his head to prove publicly that his blood wasn’t blue?
VII. Is Hamlet Bacons finest hour; was he using innuendo to send queen mommy a message cloaked in a device of doggerel?
VIII. Was the good and fair queen E. the daughter/ bastard child of Henry the VII or Henry the VIII?
IX. Were the editor’s of the 1623 folio of Shakespeares works in collusion with the Rosicrucian’s?
X. Was Bacon a high ranking Rosicrucian or the father of masonry?
XI. Was “The New Atlantis” (Bacons last work) the foundation for establishing democracy in America, starting with the isle. of Roanoke and Jamestown?
XII. Was F. Bacon the author or chief contriver of Cervantes noble work and the pride of Spain, “Don Quixote? And if so why?
These questions and more shall be pondered as we dig up the verbal vomit of dead bards, with royal research and Masonic trowel. We shall anally probe and prod the outer regions for clingons or cryptographic concubus in several essays. Starting with; Whats in a Name. The life and times of William Shake-speare, which should amount to little more than a page since the man, the enigma, the mystery left little to tell, other than of course all those wonderful plays and sonnets. Pure genius or pure guise, you be the judge… stay tuned!