THE FIRST ROUND OF THE MATCH
Prompted by the release of Roland Emmerich’s film Anonymous 2011 and the “Declaration of Reasonable Doubt” (now signed by over 3200 individuals) the Shakespaere Birthplace Trust (SBT) felt the need to put an end to the erosive development of the Shakespeare Authorship debate, once and for all, by publishing a book "Shakespeare beyond Doubt," a Collection of 20 essays:-
Soon afterwards a reply book "Shakespeare beyond Doubt?" with an identical title (but a question mark) tried to expose the bankruptcy of the SBT claim and challenge them, to defend their Position !
THE SECOND ROUND OF THE MATCH
Meanwhile the Shakespeare authorship battle seems to have entered the second round.-
James Shapiro lately wrote a book "1606 William Shakespeare and the year of Lear"
soon afterwards a Reply book appeared "Contested year -The year of lear Shakespeare 1606" -
Oxfordians lately have produced a Reply Statement (E-Book) "Contested year" against James Shapiros book "1606, the year of Lear".- One could have predicted that the "Oxfordians" (a subgroup of the "Antistratfordians", who claim that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford was the real Shakespeares ) would submit a cross statement", since Shapiros description of the world of Shakespeare in 1606 totally undermines the Oxfordian position by alleging that three major plays could not have been written until after Oxford’s death in 1604."
Both sides a) Stratfordians (" William Shakspere from Stratford wrote the Canon" and b) Oxfordians ("Edward de Vere wrote the Canon ") are ill equipped and won't get far.- This explains the "dead heat" for almost a century .-
That will only change after a basic shift of paradigm. blog 389- Not tomorrow but on the long run Marlowe has the best chances....