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Kamm’s anti-Eddy antics

Oliver Kamm’s anti-Eddy antics at the London Times Online assure Edward de Vere’s face and fame are spread ever more widely as the author of Shakespeare’s works. In a running commentary to Kamm’s latest foot-stomp “Great historical questions to which the answer is no 2” dated 28 January 2010, Kamm rebuked Heward Wilkinson for saying Strats and anti-Strats alike love Shakespeare, while informing Richard Malim that neither Malim nor any other anti-Strat  likes Shakespeare, either:

The sheer grubby irrationalism of this non-existent debate testifies to the point I’ve just made to your comrade: we don’t have a common passion for Shakespeare. To you and your comrades, the works are merely a vehicle to ransack – in a thoroughly amateurish manner – to buttress your belief in a conspiracy.

You gotta admit, the guy has a way with words and universal concepts. You go, Oliver!

Brummie Bard in Daily Mail

Stephen Moorer of Carmel, California enlightened Martin Samuel on the use of “equivocation” in Macbeth and other errors in Samuel’s anti-Oxfordian commentary, “Sorry, it’s true. The Bard WAS a mere Brummie” that appeared yesterday (Nov. 28, 2009) in the Daily Mail .

In his comment on Samuel’s essay, Moorer said, “Please Mr. Samuel, don’t be so “clever” that you simply rely on old-hat arguments that no longer hold water!”

London’s Heward Wilkinson also weighed in on the side of the angels, and a charming Brummie (a person from Birmingham, according to SOS’s The Oxfordian editor, Richard Egan) offered Brumdignian translations of Shakespearean titles — have you seen the delightful comedy, “A lot o’ fuss about nowt”?

Samuel, the columnist, explained his desire to explode the Oxfordian thesis in terms of potential crimes against Westminster, thus:

Still, back to Looney and Spear-Shaker, because if we do not resist this nonsense we will end up in the same foolish position as the Dean of Westminster. He has placed a question mark next to the date of death on the memorial to Christopher Marlowe at Poets’ Corner in order to appease the nutters who think he wrote the Bard’s 37 plays and 154 sonnets.

Ah, the perils of literary politics.

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Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1231227/Sorry-true-The-Bard-WAS-mere-Brummie.html#ixzz0YAGXJ1Nk