Shakespeare Was Written By A Black Jewish Woman
My thoughts exactly. This is yet another authorship theory that is floating around. If it’s a joke, someone had way too much time on their hands. But more likely is that someone else out there wants to be the one who “proved who REALLY wrote Shakespeare’s plays!”
All the info is at Dark Lady Players, a theatre troupe that performs some of Amelia Bassano’s (the Black Jewish Woman that actually wrote the) plays in an interesting way. Really, just check it out for yourself. Be amazed.
What is it with all these crazy authorship stories? Someone tell me please. What is it about Shakespeare’s works that makes people think that someone else must’ve written them? Maybe William Shakespeare was a genius and he wrote them, we’ll never know for sure. But why all the fervor? Do some people hate studying Shakespeare so much that they want to try to prove that it’s not really Shakespeare so kids won’t be tortured by it in schools? Perhaps people are after fame and fortune by “discovering the real Shakespeare” and writing a best-selling novel about it.
Apparently the plays and poems are too good to be written by just anyone. Maybe someone should do some research and see who REALLY composed all of Mozart’s music.
So, gentle reader, you may have noticed that I’m not really a fan of the whole authorship question. I honestly don’t care if Elvis went back in time and wrote the plays or if it was a million monkeys. The plays and poems are wonderful pieces of art regardless of the identity of the author. Maybe we should spend more time on that. But that’s my two cents, what do you think?
Posted on March 15, 2008