Shakespeare: The Evidence
The Authorship Question clarified
in which all existing arguments and counter-arguments "for" and "against" the Stratfordman William Shakspere as the author of the canon will be collected, discussed and weighted online.
In its introduction (in I-Fundamentals ,1.Introduction) Ros Barber notes:
Ros Barber Second paragraph: The Shakespeare authorship question, despite having arisen over 150 years ago, is still considered taboo in academia; very few English literature departments tolerate even the mention of it and Shakespeare conferences have been known to specifically exclude it from discussion. Until recently, there was no need for such caveats: with Shakespeare sceptics widely dismissed as lunatic fringe conspiracy theorists, no self-respecting academic would consider it a viable research topic. Where scholars have occasionally addressed it in passing, they have tended to dismiss it out of hand. It is unthinkable that anyone other than William Shakespeare of Stratford wrote the works, goes the response. Anyone who suggests otherwise is ignorant, deluded, or some kind of snob.
Ros Barber has began to courageously resist the academic taboo sustained for decades.