by Richard Joyrich
As you know, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) has come out with their new book, Shakespeare Beyond Doubt, which they believe will settle this whole Authorship Question once and for all.
They couldn't be more wrong!
Tom Regnier, current President of the Shakespeare Fellowship, has written a remarkable review of this new book. His review will be published in the next issue of Shakespeare Matters (the quarterly Shakespeare Fellowship newsletter), but you can read it here.
You can believe that the discussion will continue to go on. The Shakespeare Authorship Coalition (SAC) has already published a book in response to Shakespeare Beyond Doubt, called Shakespeare Beyond Doubt? (the similarity in title is of course intentional). See previous posts on this blog for more information on this. I will just say here that the SAC book actually has the evidence and argument that the SBT's book completely lacks (despite its subtitle: Evidence, Argument, Controversy). Both books have the controversy though.