Web reviews of Quarmby's book tell us that (whereas "disguised ruler plays are typically interpreted as synchronic political commentaries about King James") "Quarmby destabilizes some idée fixes of the Shakespeare field – for instance, the idea, often promulgated, that the Friar in Measure for Measure is a reflection of James I."
It has long been known that no plot device is more constantly recurrent in Shakespearean drama than is disguise.- Shakespeare injects masquerade into 25 of his comedies, tragedies and chronicle plays.- His intent in bringing a disguised figure onto stage is always to conceal the identity of one ore more characters from other persons in the play.-
To those "Non-Stratfordians" accepting the enlarged authorship thesis of Marlowe's life catastrophy' ....
(In brief: after a state-supported "false flag" life rescue operation feigning his death, may 1593, Marlowe was permanently forced to change identity and name and write under changing pseudonyms throughout his longlasting life).
What may Quarmby have led to his escapist results? Is he aware of the complex problems of Marston's/ Webster's, Middleton's and Sharpham's authenticity and of the missing "disguise motifs" of Shakspere, the Stratford business man ?