→Alexander Waugh (at 27min: 39 sec) took the iniative to a question from the audience: When all this with Shakespeare did kick off (during?) all the hundred years ... that he (wrote/didn't write?) the plays.
Waugh gave examples that it already kicked off in the lifetime of Shakspere and he reiterated his →published opinion on an early literary mentioning of Shakespeare together with the Earl of Oxford. He literally said in the debate:
" We have in 1595 a man called William Covell who identifies Edward de Vere (…) as Shakespeare by using a footnote, Shakespeare next to the words „Our de Vere“ ...
In Waugh's Statement just about everything seems to go fatally wrong!- Waugh refers to the writing →"Polimanteia"(1595-page 44/45 ) by an author identifying himself only with the initials W.C.
1) It is almost certain, that W.C. was a pseudonym, and more likely that the authors (Pseudo)Name was William Clarke, specifically characterized in John Davies "The Scourge of Folly" in →Epigram 143.
2) It is by no means a footnote but a →Marginalia (see Faksimile above) adding some important information to the content of the text, dealing with the works 1594 of →Daniel( Delia, Rosamond, Cleopatra - Matilda), highly likely to be a pseudonym. ( →Ref.)
3) The information of the Marginalia most likely is about the author of "Lucrece"(1594), sweet Shakespeare who has to be associated with "Eloquent Gaveston" (see Faksimile), and thus with Marlowe's "Edward II"(1594) and →Drayton's "The legend of Piers Gaveston"(1594) of the same year.
4) There is no association whatsoever to Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, but to the University of Oxford. (Oxfordian Hank →Whittemore copied this error -Blog.80)Polimanteia deals with the metapher of the 3 daughters (the Universities Cambridge, Oxford and The London Lincoln Inn) written by mother England (!...take upon me Englands person and speake like a Common wealth, the hidden Author - Guess who!)
5) How was it possible, that Alexander Waugh reads as an anagram "Our de Vere" (see Faksimile). It must be seen as ludicrous wishful thinking. Waugh, Honorary President of →SAC ("Oxfordian") , declared at that debate: I am one hundred percent certain that Shakespeare didn't write it and I am 99% certain who did it ....what about the loophole of only one percent?