The Shakespeare Game: The Mystery of the Great Phoenix (Google eBook)

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Algora Publishing, Jan 1, 2003 - Electronic books - 500 pages
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Who was Shakespeare? In an intellectual sensation that went through three printings in the first year, a Moscow scholar presents a solidly documented work showing how, and why, the 5th Earl of Rutland wrote most of the Shakespeare oeuvre. Gililov has studied watermarks and printer's type, registration dates, and documented biographical details of Shakespeare contemporaries, considering the physical evidence as well as the personalities and motives of the suspects.
  

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A commercial success in Russia upon its publication in 1997, this dense tome is the latest anti-Stratfordian effort claiming to solve the mystery of who really wrote the works attributed to William ... Read full review

Contents

THE UNKNOWN SHAKESPEARE
1
HAPTER 1 ROBERT C HESTERS MYSTERIOUS BIRDS
7
A LONGSTANDING CONTROVERSY ABOUT STRATFORDONAVON
91
The title page of Shakespeares Sonnets issued by T Thorpe in 1609
129
The Ashburn Shakespeare portrait A fraud
134
The Janssen Shakespeare portrait A fraud
135
The Flower Shakespeare portrait A fraud
136
The Chandos Shakespeare portrait Actually a portrait of an unknown man
137
Queen Elizabeth I
251
Philip Sidney
254
A procession with Queen Elizabeth on the occasion of a high society wedding The fifth from the left is the Earl of Rutland From the painting by R Pe...
257
The poet John Weever one of Rutlands Cambridge fellows and one of the first to highly praise Shakespeares poetry 269
269
Pages from Weevers Epigrams 1599 with the names of Rutland Gullio Shake speare MarstonJonson
271
William Kempe the comic actor dancer clown
274
Robert Cecil first from the right
278
King James I
284

The Grafton Shakespeare portrait In reality a portrait of an unknown man
139
Trinity Church in StratforduponAvon
141
The wall monument to Shakespeare in the Stratford church Presentday view
144
The Stratford bust of Shakespeare according to W Dugdales engraving 1656
147
The Stratford bust of Shakespeare according to N Rowe 1709 No pen nor paper but leopards heads are present here too
149
Shakespeare The engraving by M Droeshout in the First Folio 1623
157
Richard Sackville Earl of Dorset Portrait by I Oliver The Earls garment re sembles the one shown in M Droeshouts engraving
160
Shakespeare The engraving in John Bensons edition of Shakespeares poems and sonnets 1640 What do the three interrogation marks mean?
162
A mock picture from the late 18th century on the Irelands fraud after it was disclosed
177
Francis Bacon
190
William Stanley Earl of Derby
207
Edward deVere Earl of Oxford
209
Christopher Marlowe
213
A jester effigy erected in recent times in StratforduponAvon
223
THE CHASTE LORDS OF SHERWOOD FOREST
227
Roger Manners Earl of Rutland from Demblons book
229
Belvoir Castle From a 19thcentury drawing
230
Roger Manners as a child The sculpture on the tomb of his father the 4th Earl of Rutland about 1591
236
William Cecil Lord Burghley
237
A portrait long deemed to be of Philip Sidney In fact it is the image of the young Rutland against the background of an Italian street gallery
246
Robert Devereux Earl of Essex
248
Lucy Harington Countess of Bedford Elizabeth Sidney Rutlands closest friend attired as a participant of the playmasque Hymenai
299
Elizabeth Sidney Countess of Rutland in a costume for the playmasque Hymenai
300
Mary Sidney Countess of Pembroke
302
Title page from the book Salve Deus Rex Iudaeorum
311
THOMAS CORYATE OF ODCOMBE THE WORLDS GREATEST LEG
319
Henry Prince of Wales
321
Title page of Coryates Crudities
324
A page from Coryates Crudities Roger was the word
325
A page from Coryates Crudities The Character of the famous Odcombian done by a charitable friend
326
A page from Coryates Crudities Panegyrics to the author in various languages
327
Additional panegyrics to the author of Coryates Crudities in various languages
328
The title page of CoryatsCrambe
338
Coryate on the Heidelberg Barrel Engraving by W Hole
339
Hugh Hollands address To the Idiots Readers
341
This panegyric to Coryate is even supplied with music so that readers could sing it to the oboe
342
The title page from The Odcombian Banquet
344
Greeting From the Court of the Great Mogul
349
EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK CORYATES CRUDITIES
359
DEATH AND CANONIZATION BEHIND THE CURTAIN
389
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLED
447
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Page 9 - So between them love did shine, That the turtle saw his right Flaming in the phoenix' sight; Either was the other's mine.

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