In Germany , there are currently two Shakespeare Societies:
a) the large, traditional →"Deutsche Shakespeare Gesellschaft"(DSG), it recognizes without a shred of doubt William Shakespeare from Stratford as the author of the works of William Shakespeare. The Society has a number of a few thousand members and is celebrating its 150th anniversary April 2014.
b ) On the other hand the tiny →"Neue Shake-speare Gesellschaft" (NSG), which was founded in 2010 which has a small number of members (<50 ? ) it recognizes Edward Vere, Earl of Oxford, as the true author of the works of Shakspeare. The NSG is not, as it claims on its website , open to all who are fundamentally interested in Shakespeare [authorship] Research , but it has been definitively determined on Edward de Vere as the true Shakespeare. -
Wouldn't it be a irony of history, if it would turn out that both companies , DSG and NSG , have relied on the " wrong " candidate ?