Icons of Europe's independent review
Details updated on 24 December 2016
his stable of bards
« William Shakespeare was an ingenious
theatrical entrepreneur, but he was not the sole
author of works bearing his name. The
plays stem from a collaborative effort involving
the finest playwrights and poets as well as the
royal court. Ben Jonson ... ».
Our letter of 30 October 2011
/ The New York Times
« An open-minded debate of Shakespeare’s identity could
lead to important benefits ...
“The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.” »
Icons of Europe
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Scholars of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT)
support Icons of Europe's findings: "None of
Shakespeare’s plays is the product of an isolated
Icons of Europe concludes: «
There is every reason to celebrate the theatrical
entrepreneur Shakespeare and his entourage and set
the record straight.
Ref. also third-party
analysis of SBT's 60.Q/A.
Evidence for Icons of Europe's review includes the First Folio of 1623, Ben
Jonson documentation, Westminster Abbey and various scholars of SBT.
James VI/I and William Shakespeare
Prince Charles responded to the Shakespeare
Birthplace Trust's survey in 2011: "It seems
certain that Shakespeare and his King
must have known each other well". -
course they did - ref. "The King's Men"
(named so in 1603). So this
cryptic response could allude to
a special relationship prior to 1603.
More to come ...