"Why do people still believe that Shakespeare didn’t write Shakespeare?"
Shapiro’s Reply (transcript of a recording in You Tube- Video ): That is the mystery. The Earl of Oxford died in 1604. - I am writing about 1606. The mystery to me is that there will be many readers who believe, that the Earl of Oxford wrote these plays and will read my book which she would think given …?….at those times to respond in a way that I say Shakespeare did, ….will lead her thinking : May be Shakespeare not Oxford wrote these plays. The opposite is true. The reason is: It‘s more of an article of faith than it is having to do with the materials that are in the libraries, and faith is for many people unshakeable. And when I received from a former supreme court justice, who believes that Shaksspeare didn’t write Shakespeare, a series of letters, I wrote back saying, it matters, because there is a politique behind the belief that (name?) Bacon had, which happened to be……. radical politics, there is politics behind the arguments advanced by manning Looney who is the first great proponent of the Earl of Oxford. - Anybody said , it doesn’t matter, we just have the plays, lets agree to disagree, it is refusing to acknowledge that it is a political reading of the plays and a notion of who can write plays that swept …?..
I am happy fighting that fight , so that high school teachers who do not get fellowships of „Folger“ or „British Library“ to do research , dont have to fight that fight! And I like to fight!...
Was für eine merkwürdige, bedauernswerte Diktion! Shapiro scheint sich als einen einsamen (religiösen) Streiter für die Wahrheit zu empfinden Gegen wen richtet sich sein Kampf? Er kann wohl nur die Anti-Stratfordianer, die Zweifler an der Autorschaft des Mannes aus Stratford meinen ., jene unsäglichen Verschwörungstheoretiker.-