Tobias Döring, President of the German Shakespeare Society, interviewed by the Deutsche Welle on Looney's Shakespeare theory, on the occasion of the film debut "Anonymous" discredited the Oxford-Shakespeare theory by discrediting its founder Thomas Looney :
Translation [excerpt] of Dörings interview:
almost exactly with the years of the First World War a new change of the Shakespeare image can be recorded, , in 1920 a new book brings the Earl of Oxford Edward de Yere for the first time into play [. ..]., which in turn is a very different idea since Shakespeare becomes as a kind of secret ruler of the world ["Weltenlenker"] -the Oxford thesis comes from a frustrated lay preacher who has experienced the First World War as a time of destruction, where all certainties of order were shaken and the ground under their feet broke away. Looney was a right-wing conservative, reactionary thinker , who - it certainly needs to be said - has modeled his Shakespeare - he has rigged up a kind of "Führerkult" (Cult of the "Führer")
How could the President of the German Shakespeare Society attain to such a bizarre dishonoring knowledge about Thomas Looney ?