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Image via Shutterstock Claim A black woman named Amelia Bassano has been proved the true uncredited author of all of William Shakespeare's plays.
First, Aemilia Bassano later Emilia Lanier was indeed a published author, not someone whose work was suppressed because of her race or gender.
Brought up opposite the theatre district in a family of Venetian Jews of Moroccan ancestry, at the age of 7 she was given to be educated by Countess Susan Bertie, in the family headed by Peregrine Bertie, Lord Willoughby.
At the age of 13 she became mistress to Lord Hunsdon, the man in charge of the English theatre. When she got pregnant a decade later she was expelled from court and married off to a minstrel.
She was one of the first women to own and operate a school and the first woman to publish a book of original poetry Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum She died in poverty. Second, Bassano was not black. She was born to Baptista Bassano a Venice musician at the court of Elizabeth I and Margaret Johnson inand biographies of her note that: Amelia Bassano may have been dark-complected, however.
Her candidacy was announced in March in a lecture at the Smithsonian Institution as part of the Washington Shakespeare Festival by John Hudson, artistic director of the Dark Lady Players, a New York company who perform the underlying Jewish allegories in the plays.The Truth About Shakespeare.
For centuries we have all been told and taught that the author of the Shakespearean works was William Shakespeare from the English villiage of Stratford. Substantial evidence has come to light which proves, beyond a reasonable .
Instead, the majority of alternate authorship hypotheses start by invalidating Shakespeare entirely, searching for a candidate whose credentials please them, and then attempting to reconcile the candidate with the requisite history that proves their candidate was the true author of the works.
Despite William Shakespeare’s status as a literary giant, a small but vocal group of scholars, playwrights, actors, and conspiracy theorists have long argued that he is not the true author of his plays.
Francis Bacon has been accused of being the true author of Shakespeare’s plays for over a hundred years now and in all that time no convincing piece of evidence in support of this has ever surfaced. And, if we examine the lives of the other potential authors of the plays, we see that they were not associated with any of Shakespeare's contemporary actors or productions of the plays.
In the words of Margaret Drabble: "Over years after Shakespeare died, . Despite William Shakespeare?s status as a literary giant, a small but vocal group of scholars, playwrights, actors, and conspiracy theorists have long argued that he is not the true author of his plays.