Prof. Sabine Schülting, Shakespeare Expert, Berlin , Chief Editor of the Shakespeare Yearbook for the German Shakespeare Society, gave an interview with "n-tv", a German TV news channel and was asked, why the endless debate about Shakespeares authorship never comes to an end.
She replied (translation): "because the ideal of an author, who wrote timeless world-ranking literature , could not be reconciled with the unattractive son of a glover from Stratford, because creativity in arts is still tied to the social status, and high culture and simple conditions exclude themselves...
She was also asked, why it is clear to her as anglistic professor, that the authorship question is a chimera , she replied , that our knowledge about Shakespeareass is high enough, because of
- historical documents ,
- his career as actor,
- his shareholder postion in a theatre group,
- his activities as a dramatist
- the contemporary reports about him
- his name on contemporous quartos of his plays
How could it happen that the Shakespeare expert recognizes the authorhip question as a figment?