Shakespeare, Bacon, Jonson, and Greene a study. by Edward James Castle

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  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Authorship -- Baconian theory.,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Law.

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LC ClassificationsPR2939 .C3 1970
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Paginationviii, 352 p.
Number of Pages352
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Open LibraryOL4575125M
ISBN 10080461010X
LC Control Number77113363

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Low, Marston, and Company, :   Francis Bacon's Contribution to Shakespeare advocates a paradigm shift away from a single-author theory of the Shakespeare work towards a many-hands theory.

Here, the middle ground is adopted between competing so-called Stratfordian and alternative single-author conspiracy theories. In the process, arguments are advanced as to why Shakespeare’s First Folio () presents as an. To return to criticism, we are to admit that Jonson was really writing "with his tongue in his cheek," knowing that, as a fact, "SHAKESPEARE" (the Great Unknown, the Bacon of the Baconians) "had remarkable classical attainments, and they, of course, open the door to the suggestion that the entire poem is capable of an ironical construction and.

Castle, Q. C., (Shakespeare, Bacon, Jonson and Greene: London, Sampson Low, ; p. ) analyses many of these in detail, but I can only give one small instance here. After pointing out that the author correctly makes one of his characters speak of a lawyer's "chambers," instead of "rooms," or "lodgings," or any other word, Mr.

Castle gives as his final example the closing lines of the scene in the Temple Gardens, where Plantagenet, Warwick, Vernon and the other lawyer. The Baconian theory of Shakespeare authorship holds that Sir Francis Bacon, philosopher, essayist and scientist, wrote the plays which were publicly attributed to William s explanations are offered for this alleged subterfuge, most commonly that Bacon's rise to high office might have been hindered were it to become known that he wrote plays for the public stage.

New York: American Book Company, Life. About nine years after the birth of Shakespeare his greatest successor in the English drama was born in London. Jonson outlived Shakespeare twenty-one years and helped to usher in the decline of the drama.

{0a} E. Castle, Shakespeare, Bacon, Jonson, and Greene, pp. {0b} The Shakespeare Problem Restated, p. This was the start of much cipher theory in relation to Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare. Orville Ward Owen published a new book titled Sir Francis Bacon’s Cipher Story inwhich claimed that Bacon was Queen Elizabeth’s son, information hidden by means of a cipher in the works of Bacon/Shakespeare.

As we shall see later, while Baconians urge without any evidence that Bacon himself edited, or gave to Ben Jonson p. 35 the duty of editing, the first collected edition (), the work has been done in an indescribably negligent and reckless manner, and, as Mr. Greenwood repeatedly states, the edition, in his opinion, contains at least two plays not by his “Shakespeare”—that “concealed.

Drayton, in turn, later wrote an elegy for Sir Henry Rainsford, Greene's good friend and fellow Middle Templar who he often mentions affectionately in the same diary where he mentions Shakespeare. Some of Greene's papers managed to survive at Stratford, and they include Latin verses and some English jottings about the nature of love.

Now, Ben Jonson, who knew both Shakespeare and Bacon, averred that the former had 'small Latin and less Greek,' doubtless with truth. It was necessary, therefore, to prove that the author of the plays had plenty of Latin and Greek.

Ben Jonson. On Lord Francis Bacon, Introductory Note. Ben Jonson, after Shakespeare the most eminent writer for the Elizabethan stage, was born inand died in He was the founder of the so-called "Comedy of Humours," and throughout the reign of James I was the dominating personality in English letters.

First published in This book collects together over one hundred sources by Elizabethan authors which show English life in English literature. Most of them have been selected as much to catch the atmosphere as the moods of the period, and come from the great Elizabethan writers who can transmit the essence of the time.

A 'gallery of Elizabethan pictures' rather than a complete survey of. tragic exit from life, and Greene, Shakespeare's other rival on the popular stage, had preceded Marlowe in an equally miserable death the year before. Shakespeare already had the running to himself.

Jonson appears first in the employment of Philip Henslowe, the exploiter of several troupes of players, manager, and father-in-law. Shakespeare book. Read 30 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

using historical context, peer histories (Marlow, Greene and Johnson) and the bards own writing attempts an educated guess at the less documented particulars of the life of one Will Shakespeare. "All that young men of learning like Greene and Nashe and /5(30). Some believe Francis Bacon is the 'real' Shakespeare.

Francis Bacon was one of the earliest alternatives put forward, beginning in the midth century. A graduate of Cambridge, Bacon. Jonson recommended books and lent some to Shakespeare. Shakespeare was a great user of books while writing his plays.

(), Greene referred to the young Shakespeare as an ‘upstart crow’. Greene’s best-known plays are The Scottish History of James IV and Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay. Now if you go to the end of the psalm and count backward forty-six words, you will find the word spear.

Clear evidence, according to some, that Shakespeare slyly left his mark in the book. Bacon's candidacy has largely been replaced in the twentieth century by the candidacy of.

Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown, by Andrew Lang (Gutenberg text and illustrated HTML) The Shakespeare Myth (London: Gay and Hancock, ), by Edwin Durning-Lawrence (multiple formats at ) Bacon's Secret Disclosed in Contemporary Books (London: Gay and Hancock, ), by Granville C.

Cuningham (multiple formats at ). Jonson was more obviously compared to Horace, Spenser to Virgil and Bacon to Cicero, but Shakespeare seemed to combine the gifts of them all. Similarly, Marlowe was great in tragedy and Jonson in comedy, but Shakespeare was, as he wittily puts it himself in Hamlet, the master of every genre, “tragical-comical-historical-pastoral.”.

Shakespeare, Bacon, Jonson and Greene By Edward James Castle The Authorship of the Second and Third Parts of "King Henry VI" by Tucker Brooke Shakespeare as a Plagiarist - Article in the Galaxy Magazine Edward James Castle Shakespeare, Bacon, Jonson & Greene That same year Lord Penzance’s book, The Bacon-Shakespeare Controversy, devoted over a dozen pages to the argument, mostly quoting Lord Campbell, Grant White, and Cushman Davis, and covering similar terrain.

However, Lord Penzance adds his voice to the building chorus that. -- The honorable history of Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay \/ Robert Greene. -- The Spainsh tragedy, or, Hieronimio is mad again \/ Thomas Kyd. -- Every man in his humor \/ Ben Jonson.

-- Volpone, or The fox \/ Ben Jonson. -- The alchemist \/ Ben Jonson. -- Bartholomew Fair \/ Ben Jonson. -- Eastward ho \/ George Chapman, Ben Jonson and John Marston. Greene has recently had a resurgence in scholarly interest, in part because he was no slouch of a writer.

His Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay is a rarely performed gem of the early English theater, engaging themes of magic, power, and vanity, and if it is not the equal of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, it is at least a worthy companion piece to the play, Greene fictionalizes the career of.

Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay contains a fair bit of magic, which must have presented quite a spectacle to original Elizabethan audiences, much like Marlowe’s Dr Faustus; indeed, it’s likely that Greene was following Marlowe’s lead by writing a play containing so many magical play also introduced me to a charming piece of false etymology.

Jonson on Shakespeare. The title page of Jonson's Works (). From Shakespeare's England. There are two major comments by Ben Jonson on Shakespeare--the only extended comments on him by any of his contemporaries.

The most famous of these is a long poem introducing the First Folio the first collection of Shakespeare's works. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library. Samuel Johnson - Samuel Johnson - The edition of Shakespeare: The pension Johnson had received in had freed him from the necessity of writing for a living, but it had not released him from his obligation to complete the Shakespeare edition, for which he had taken money from subscribers.

His long delay in bringing that project to fruition provoked some satiric notice from the poet Charles. Even Jonson’s eulogy of Shakespeare in the First Folio of his plays, published inmade reference to his relatively poor education. And tell how far thou didst our Lyly outshine, Or. King Lear (Folger Shakespeare Library), page 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 What the book doesn't do is place Shakespeare among his contemporaries.

The Bard hovers in the background, an ever-elusive figure, until the text touches on Richard Burbage or Ben Jonson; the rest of the time we have to take it on the author's word that various plays are quoting, mimicking or parodying Shakespeare - sometimes a s:   Delia Bacon (no relation) was a 19th-century Baconian who called Shakespeare a "stupid, illiterate, third-rate play actor".

Delia, who died in an asylum, had clinching evidence concerning a. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Robert Greene () is one contemporary of Shake-Speare often brought forward as providing evidence of William Shakspere's authorship. Greene was a poet, playwright and pamphleteer.

Pliny wrote “a book absolute in all its numbers”. Jonson even used this phrase when writing of Bacon who he cited as one “who hath filled up all the.

Through detailed close readings of plays by Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare - in particular Volpone, Richard II and The Winter's Tale - and analyses of criminal trial procedures, the book constructs a revisionist account of the nature of representation on the early modern stage. Who really wrote Shakespeare.

As James Shapiro's new book rehearses the loony arguments about our greatest playwright, Robert McCrum asks some of today's finest Shakespearean actors and directors. There are many legends about Jonson's rivalry with Shakespeare, some of which may be true.

Drummond reports that during their conversation, Jonson scoffed at two apparent absurdities in Shakespeare's plays: a nonsensical line in Julius Caesar, and the setting of The Winter's Tale on the non-existent seacoast of Bohemia.

This led to a detailed study of Bacon’s literature and claims that similar distinct words appeared in the texts of Shakespeare and Bacon. The Francis Bacon Society was founded in The group asserted that Bacon was the founder of the Rosicrucians, a mysterious hidden occult organization centered on pro-Western ideals.

Supposedly, they. His will refers neither to books nor manuscripts. In fact, it gives no sign of a literary career at all, or even a literate one. Contemporary dramatists such as Francis Beaumont, Thomas Dekker, John Fletcher, Robert Greene, Thomas Heywood, and Ben Jonson all left behind plays in manuscript.

No Shakespeare playscript, though, has ever been found.

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