The "Authorship Appeal" event was not a "Mock trial" (as announced somewhere ) but a prefabricated entertaining show, aimed at enhancing the publicity of the Stratford Festival. The show adopted within 75 minutes some of the commonplaces known for a century in the authorship debate.
Justice Eileen Gilesse read his prefabricated preconceived opinion: (which had nothing to do with the advocate Guy Prattes' preceding arguments.) - . Her statement can be regarded as paradigmatic for the whole event (excerpt):
Her "80 Candidates"- statement taken from Stratfordian Expert Stanley Wells (Read ->Blog 21 , ->Blog 200 ) makes it evident that not for a single moment the organisers did intend or made any effort, to support a coherent understanding of the strangw, centuries old debate, who wrote the plays, if not Shakespeare. (->read Summary).