U of Bamberg sponsors authorship event in response to Kreiler’s Der Mann der Shakespeare erfand: Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford
from German correspondent Hanno Wember
More than 25 reviewers (with only two exceptions) of Kurt Kreiler’s book – Der Mann der Shakespeare erfand: Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford 1550-1604 (The Man who Was Shakespeare. . .) released October 2009 by publisher Suhrkamp/Insel – in German-speaking print media, radio, TV and web sites agreed in no longer believing the Stratford myth. Some still hesitated to accept Oxford as the true author, but the debate has reached a new level.
After a reading at Literaturhaus Basel in Switzerland on February 20, Kreiler takes another step. The University of Bamberg Centre for British Studies with Professor Dr. Christa Jahnson is the first German University to respond to Kreiler’s book and announce a reading and discussion with Dr. Kreiler on June 8, 2010. The announcement reads:
The poet William Shakespeare has nothing to do with the player and moneylender William Shakespeare from Stratford-upon-Avon. Behind the literary pseudonym William Shakespeare is hidden the learned aristocrat Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, who frequented Queen Elizabeth I’s court. Therefore, the plays of the “spear shaker” were not written for the Globe theater but were intended for staging at court. Kurt Kreiler has reopened the “Shakespeare case”.
Note: Visit Hanno Wember’s German-language, Oxfordian website at: Shake-speare Today. Read Wember’s October 10, 2009 review of Kreiler’s Der Mann, der Shakespeare erfand: Edward de Vere Earl of Oxford (1550-1604) (The Man who Invented Shakespeare: etc.) on Mark Anderson’s Shakespeare by Another Name blog at: http://shakespearebyanothername.blogspot.com/2009/10/news-from-germany-ein.html