In April 23 2016 the world celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death .- Shakespeare,"an almost unknown human beeing, a mythical figure much like Jesus (as William Leahy wrote). But like Jesus we do not celebrate the real man, as we know almost nothing about him, we celebrate the invisible, almost "fictitious" Poet Shakespeare who is associated with the plays in the same way that we celebrate Jesus as he appears in the Gospels."
According to William Leahy (Vice chancellor of the Brunel University, London), their function is to perpetuate the myth, build the brand, continue the fiction of this great man, this holy icon. That is their function – not to be real, but to be “there”.
This is taken from an article "What Shakespeare, Jesus and Mickey Mouse have in common?" Leahy wrote in March 23, 2016 in the Online Magazine "The Conversation"
If we really celebrate the invisible, almost "fictitious" Poet [named] Shake-speare who is associated with the plays (as Leahy put it) why Leahy never dared at least to discuss in more details a corresponding working hypothesis and theory of Marlowe, who in fact had to remain invisible and write under fictitious (or semi-fictious) pseudonyms?
Unfortunately an opaque "death certificate" [of Marlowe] is an unsur-mountable obstacle, also for Leahy, even though it was discovered late, in the 20th century (1925), when the Stratford myth had already been fully established for almost 2 hundred years.-
(429) Perpetuating the Stratford myth..... for how much longer? Leahy with a regrettably small imaginative power ...
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