Shakespeare’s Apothecary

Among those specialised subjects that William Shakespeare had some unusual interest in is the medical, herbal and anatomical knowledge which would only have been of concern or become known to a qualified physician, doctor or apothecary of the time. However, like many other specialised topics frequently indulged in by “England’s Bard”, the medical and anatomicalContinue reading “Shakespeare’s Apothecary”

Shakespeare the Swordsman

In a series of articles I have been taking on the myriad aspects of Shakespeare’s personality, the depth of his knowledge and whether the Stratford Shakespeare had as much prolific knowledge to write the plays attributed to him. One peculiarity about the author of Shakespeare’s plays and poetry is the fact, taken partly from theContinue reading “Shakespeare the Swordsman”

“Oh! But What’s In A Name?”

There are now over 4,000 distinct fields of study and analysis regarding Shakespeare and his literary works including in summary the text itself, its transmission, its performance, the elucidation, chronology, printing, textual analysis, dating, literary sources, biography, psychology, mentality, literary and linguistic techniques, syntax, musical and theatrical devices, punctuation, rhyme, versification, reading and grammar, vocabulary,Continue reading ““Oh! But What’s In A Name?””

Sir Francis Bacon versus Edward de Vere:

(An Exercise in Forensic Astrology) In my own personal view within the Shakespeare Authorship Contention there are two leading contestants for the appellation “Swan of Avon”, “Soul of the Age”, or “Star of Poets”; since clearly the bucolic wool merchant and jobbing actor from Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shagsper has been largely dismissed firstly by J. T.Continue reading “Sir Francis Bacon versus Edward de Vere:”