By Jeffrey Kahan
This booklet lines the formation and effect of the recent Shakspere Society, created in 1873, which committed itself to fixing the mysteries of Shakespeare’s authorship in terms of technological know-how. This promise, even though, used to be undermined not just through the antics of its director, Frederick J. Furnivall, but in addition via the inexactitudes of the checks. Jeffrey Kahan puzzles out how a society geared in the direction of technology speedy devolved right into a sequence of grudge matches. still, the recent Shakspere Society set the bibliographical and biographical time table for the following century—an strange legacy for a company that used to be rife with intrigue, enmity, and incompetence; lives have been ruined, legal professionals consulted, and scholarship (mostly undesirable) produced and published.
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The Quest for Shakespeare: The Peculiar History and Surprising Legacy of the New Shakspere Society by Jeffrey Kahan