Matthias Hanselmann A.S.Byatt
The British Council at the end of January 2014 in Berlin invited seven English writers to a Seminar entitled: Shakespeare-Our-Contemporary?. German broadcast stations (Deutschlandfunk / Deutschlandradio Kultur) interviewed some of the writers: You may listen to
(click-->) Matthias Hanselmann (Deutschlandfunk) Dame Antonia Susan Byatt
Matthias Hanselmann raised the following question to Dame A.Susan relating to the Shakespeare authorship Problem :[Translation]
You talk of Shakespeare always as a person. You know the speculations, you know the considerations as to whether Shakespeare was perhaps not one person, but several, perhaps an entire clan. What comes to mind when you talk about Shakespeare, about an individual human being?
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Does Dame Antonia knows what she is talking about?. A collaboration between Shakespeare and Ford / Middleton has been postulated solely on the basis of content and style matches of their texts. (see, for example QUIZ No.52). Could the alleged collaboration between Shakespeare, Ford and Middleton also be a misinterpretation ? ________________________________________________________________________________
Behind Mrs. Byatt's answer hides the true dilemma of the authorship debate !
If this incredible " millennium Genius" was not a single person, but represented many, then it would be necessary that at the same time many literary geniuses à la Mozart must have existed around him (such as John Ford, Thomas Middleton , etc ) . This may not be regarded as plausible. -
A possible alternative should be considered : There was only one and always the same genius who was forced for the longest time of his life , "writing" under a great variety of initials or pseudonyms (including the initial masking by a lively W.Shakspere). The 100 exemplary questions of the QUIZ can be answered under the concept of such a historical and literary overall situation of the time ( the Skeptics may test this model of an explanation , at least as a useful working hypothesis )
The proposed solution to the authorship question was argumentatively developed in 2011 in a book ( 2nd edition 2013) , but ignored by the academic presence to this day "mercilessly " .
German Title translated
The true Shakespeare: Christopher Marlowe
The solution of a century old authorship Problem.