Thursday, October 06, 2005

Sir Henry Neville - the real Shakespeare?

Who was the real Shakespeare? I have been reading articles about this since I was in a schoolkid. I remember that Christopher Marlowe, the young writer who was killed in a tavern brawl, has often been 'accused' of being the real Bard. Other contenders have been Francis Bacon and Edward de Vere. Today I read about Sir Henry Neville, a contemporary and distant relative of William Shakespeare, who is the latest contender. Shakespeare scholar Brenda James and historian William Rubinstein of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth claim in their forthcoming book The Truth Will Out: Unmasking the Real Shakespeare that Neville was the real bard. There is an article by David Keys in the issue dated Oct 5 2005 of The Globe and Mail . Interesting read.