Hubert Spiegel F.A.Z. Hildegard Hammerschmidt-Hummel
Hubert Spiegel, journalist of the cultural section of the "Frankfurter Allgemeine"(FAZ), a national centre-right wing German newspaper, reported February13,2014 under the heading: "Shakespeare portraits : This image is enchantingly pale" on the press conference with a presentation of two new "real" Shakespeare portraits by Professor Hildegard Hammerschmidt-Hummel.
He demonstrated the absurdity of her circular reasoning of the authenticity of these images. In a short formula he condensed her cyclic arguments , [ comments in brackets are added]
FAZ 13.2.14 .[Free Translation].
The portraits resemble the death mask, the death mask [discovered by Ms.Hammerschmidt ] is real , so the portraits are genuine. And because the portraits are genuine, the death mask must even more so be genuine .
Spiegel seems to have no doubts about "the Stratford Shakespeare" , he does not seem to notice that he succumbed himself to the same fatal vicious circle (that runs through the whole Shakespeare authorship debate) when he sneeres at Hildegard Hammerschmidt-Hummel.
FAZ : 13.2.14 [Free Translation] .
The Poet wisely in his Epitaph cursed all those, who would dare to move his bones
Compacted in a short formula Spiegel seems to say: The merchant by the name of Shakespeare is buried in Stratford - The poet named Shakespeare wrote "Hamlet". So the merchant is the poet of "Hamlet", or : So the poet of "Hamlet is buried in Stratford .....