U of Bamberg sponsors authorship event

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

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  • Franz Gnaedinger  On February 28, 2010 at 8:11 AM

    Proof that ‘Shakespeare’ was Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford

    Romeo, in the play Romeo and Juliet, is mentioned
    for the first time in a question

    O, where is Romeo?

    a question offering a pun

    O, Vere is Romeo!

    a pun providing an answer

    de Vere, Oxford

    Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford who signed his early
    works EO as in Romeo romEO, the pronounced English
    initials E and O resembling Italian io meaning I, it’s me.
    The bard mentioned that his name is bound by one letter,
    which is true for the name, the pun, and the answer

    Edward de Vere E…e 12 letters (name)

    O, Vere is Romeo O…o 12 letters (pun)

    de Vere, Oxford d…d 12 letters (answer)

    whereby the binding letters of the name E and pun O
    yield the initials of the title

    Earl of Oxford 12 letters (title)

    Name, pun, answer and title contain 12 letters each,
    accordingly Juliet in the orchard is awaiting Romeo’s
    message at twelve.

    On a veiled level of the play, Romeo would symbolize
    the playwright who was bound to hold back his name
    and conceal his authorship; Juliet would symbolize
    the adoring audience, rapt public, and loving Muse
    who make the poetical torch burn bright; and Paris,
    who claimed Juliet for his wife, beautiful Juliet, more
    beautiful than all other girls of Verona including lively
    Helena – Paris would symbolize William Shakespeare
    from Statford on Avon who might secretly have been
    given a modest but lifelong pension for pretending
    to be the author of those plays and poems, granted
    by de Vere’s relationship, out of whatever sad reason,
    so that a personal tragedy would underly the tragic
    love story of the play and make it only the deeper:

    For never was a story of more woe
    Than this of Juliet and Romeo.

    The last lines end on oe and eo respectively, eo
    EO Earl of Oxford, so the bard signed his play,
    if ever so clandestinely, and although Juliet had
    argued most reasonably and beautifully:

    What’s a name! that which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet;
    So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
    Retain that dear perfection which he owns
    Without that title:–Romeo, doff thy name;
    And for that name, which is no part of thee,
    Take all myself.

    The bard’s name doesn’t count, important are
    his plays and poems, and the public loves them,
    is all for him to take.

    Franz Gnaedinger, Zuerich, February 28, 2010

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