"Dead men don't write plays -- not even Shakespeare."
Palm Springs, CA (PRWEB) February 08, 2017
Two recent discoveries, one in England and one in America, have finally determined the real author of the works of Shakespeare.
Both discoveries coincided with the 400th anniversary of the death of the actor from Stratford who for centuries has been credited with writing the plays and poems. These announcements have fanned the flames of the daily stories resurrecting the usual authorship candidates – Marlowe, Bacon, the Earl of Oxford and even the actor Shakespeare himself.
In 2016, the “New Oxford Complete Works of Shakespeare” (one of the most authoritative scholarly resources concerning Shakespeare’s writings) listed Christopher Marlow as the co-author of some of the plays, including “Henry VI, (Parts One, Two and Three.”) An esteemed team of 23 scholars from five countries completed the research on this.
According to The London Guardian, these three plays are among the 17 or more that are now believed to be written by someone other than Shakespeare.
The New York Times wrote “This is the first time another author has been listed on the title page of any of Shakespeare’s works.”
The second discovery came in the same year from a team of Americans at Pennsylvania State University. The analysts at Penn State corroborated the work in England and even credited Marlowe with penning the famous line, “First thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” in Henry VI, Part 2.
So, finally we learn that dead men don’t write plays, at least according to The Shakespeare Conspiracy, a book by Ted Bacino.
Fourteen of the Bard’s plays were all written after 1616, the year Shakespeare, the actor from Stratford, died. According to a character in Bacino’s novel, “Some playwrights don’t write that many plays in a whole lifetime and certainly not after they’ve died.”
Two questions have plagued historians for hundreds of years. How could Christopher Marlowe, a known spy and England’s foremost playwright be suspiciously murdered and quickly buried in an unmarked grave – just days before he was to be tried for treason?
And, secondly, how could William Shakespeare, an unknown actor who sometimes held horses for the gentry while they watched the plays, suddenly burst onto the scene writing these beautiful masterpieces when he had never written anything before?
According to Bacino’s novel The Shakespeare Conspiracy, the answer lies in Marlowe’s suspicious murder and the unmarked grave, which has never been found to this day. If Marlowe’s death was faked, as many historians believe, the actor Shakespeare could have fronted for Marlowe. That would explain the plays that regularly appeared after 1616 when Shakespeare died. Marlowe must have outlived Shakespeare and continued to write, hiding as a fugitive in Italy, where so many of the works take place.
Bacino’s novel is billed as “The Greatest Literary Deception of All Time.” It chronicles the life that Marlowe would have lived as a fugitive, hiding not only his gay sexuality but also his identity as the actual author.
Also, researchers have found almost a hundred identical or very similar lines in the writings of Marlowe and Shakespeare. Did one person write both?
The last fifty pages of Bacino’s novel is a supplement of historical notes and data to verify the accuracy of the details in his novel.
The only argument against Marlowe being the actually author is that he was “murdered” in 1593 before Shakespeare’s writings began appearing. But Marlowe would have still been alive to write these works if his murder was faked.
Bacino’s novel, The Shakespeare Conspiracy, has been made into a stage play of the same title, which has had productions in Columbus, Fort Lauderdale, and Rockford University. The rights for the play have recently been released for amateur and college productions.
The Sydney Morning Herald put the issue succinctly: Maybe the debate over the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays…has finally been settled.
CONTACT: Dr. Rufus Cadigan
(815) 969 – 9065
Or: Ted Bacino
(760) 778 - 1030