Sunday, 24 February 2013
A Pioneering Work that Brings Shakespeare Studies and the Authorship Question into Alignment and Sheds New Light
Hank Whittemore, author of numerous works on Shakespeare has written a remarkable review of David P. Gontar's Hamlet Made Simple and Other Essays on Amazon.com:
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy,” Hamlet tells his good friend, and likewise in "Hamlet Made Simple" there are more and deeper revelations about the contents of the Shakespeare works than are dreamt of by most commentaries on them.
Posted on 02/24/2013 1:24 PM by NER
26 Feb 2013
"If so, there is nothing to discuss, and no reason to listen to those who would make themselves heard on the issue. And that is censorship.”
He's being disingenous, setting up a straw man like that.
No one has advocated "censorship," which is a function of a governmental body and not critics. But they have advocated terrible crimes, such as demanding proof and examining that proof, and finding it lacking, nonsensical and anti-intellectual.
No, the real sentiment is among the loonies who, because of class or greed or mischief, claim an Elizabethian conspiracy was behind an elaborate plot to disguise the identity of a man who, in his lifetime and for long afterward, no one suspected of being anything but who he was, William Shakespeare, the author of numerous plays and sonnets.