NYT, 30.August 2005 Niederkorn ...On both sides of the authorship controversy, the arguments are conjectural. Each case rests on a story, and not on hard evidence. Either side, or both, might eventually be proved wrong. Meanwhile, and it could be a very long meanwhile, perhaps an eternal meanwhile, things will continue as they are . Or perhaps not. What if authorship studies were made part of the standard Shakespeare curriculum?
The Harvard professor and Shakespeare expert Stephen Greenblatt expressed his outrage in a response letter to the "New York Times" Sept.5, 2005: A repudiation of the Stratford man would amount to a "non-recognition of the Holocaust,"
NYT, 5.Sept.2005 Greenblatt »In both cases an overwhelming scholarly consensus, based on a serious assessment of hard evidence ,is challenged by passionately held fantasies whose adherents demand equal time. The demand seems harmless enough until one reflects on its implications. Should claims that the Holocaust did not occur also be made part of the standard curriculum?«
Postscriptum:: Meanwhile "Master Degrees" on the Shakespeare Authorship problem have been established at the Brunuel Unversity London and the Portland University ,Oregon/USA