Shakespeare Identified


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That one who is not a recognized authority or an expert in literature should attempt the solution of a problem which has so far baffled specialists must doubtless appear to many as a glaring act of over- boldness; whilst to pretend to have actually solved this most momentous of literary puzzles will seem to some like sheer hallucination. What I have to propose, however, is not an accidental discovery, but one resulting from a systematic search. And it is to the nature of the method, combined with a happy inspiration and a fortunate chance, that the results here described were reached. These convinced me that the opponents of the orthodox view had made good their case to this extent, that there was no sufficient evidence that the man William Shakspere had written the works with which he was credited, whilst there was a very strong prima facie presumption that he had not. Everything seemed to point to his being but a mask, behind which some great genius, for inscrutable reasons, had elected to work out his own destiny. (Summary by ToddHW, from Introduction)

(16 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Preface and Preliminary Note 7:06 Read by Lucretia B.
Introduction 23:27 Read by Lucretia B.
The Stratfordian View, part 1 9:32 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Stratfordian View, part 2 15:41 Read by Lucretia B.
The Stratfordian View, part 3 11:56 Read by Lucretia B.
The Stratfordian View, part 4 42:02 Read by Lucretia B.
The Stratfordian View, part 5 22:53 Read by Lucretia B.
The Stratfordian View, part 6 10:16 Read by Lyn Silva
The Stratfordian View, part 7 8:46 Read by Rebecca Thomas
The Stratfordian View, part 8 5:48 Read by Lee Smalley
The Stratfordian View, part 9 16:15 Read by Lee Smalley
The Stratfordian View, part 10 7:59 Read by Lee Smalley
Character of the Problem 27:13 Read by DPranitis
Method of Solution 11:16 Read by DPranitis
The Author: General Features 21:30 Read by DPranitis
The Author: Special Characteristics 29:20 Read by DPranitis
The Search and Discovery 20:44 Read by DPranitis
Conditions Fulfilled 14:00 Read by Larry Wilson
Edward De Vere as Lyric Poet 25:44 Read by KHand
The Lyric Poetry of Edward De Vere, part 1 18:20 Read by KHand
The Lyric Poetry of Edward De Vere, part 2 19:30 Read by KHand
The Lyric Poetry of Edward De Vere, part 3 17:01 Read by KHand
The Lyric Poetry of Edward De Vere, part 4 18:30 Read by KHand
Records and Early Life of De Vere, part 1 - The Reputation of the Earl of Oxford 20:30 Read by Lynne T
Records and Early Life of De Vere, part 2 - The Ancestory of Edward De Vere 7:33 Read by Craig Kenneth Bryant
Records and Early Life of De Vere, part 3 - The Earls of Oxford in the Wars of … 11:52 Read by Craig Kenneth Bryant
Records and Early Life of De Vere, part 4 - Father of Edward De Vere 5:49 Read by Craig Kenneth Bryant
Records and Early Life of De Vere, part 5 - A Royal Ward 30:43 Read by Craig Kenneth Bryant
Early Manhood, part 1 24:06 Read by Edward Kirkby
Early Manhood, part 2 27:01 Read by Edward Kirkby
Early Manhood, part 3 24:28 Read by Edward Kirkby
Manhood of De Vere. Middle Period. Dramatic Foreground 27:43 Read by KHand
Manhood of De Vere, part 2 11:06 Read by Lynne T
Manhood of De Vere, part 3 8:07 Read by KHand
Manhood of De Vere, part 4 9:34 Read by KHand
Manhood of De Vere, part 5 30:10 Read by KHand
Manhood of De Vere, part 6 19:34 Read by KHand
Manhood of De Vere. An Interlude 25:50 Read by Kingof192
Manhood of De Vere. Final Example, part 1 21:23 Read by doonaboon
Manhood of De Vere. Final Example, part 2 20:54 Read by doonaboon
Manhood of De Vere. Final Example, part 3 20:10 Read by doonaboon
Manhood of De Vere. Final Example, part 4 20:10 Read by doonaboon
Posthumous Considerations, part 1 19:00 Read by DPranitis
Posthumous Considerations, part 2 20:11 Read by DPranitis
Posthumous Considerations, part 3 19:33 Read by DPranitis
Poetic Self-Revelation. The Sonnets, part 1 19:18 Read by Edward Kirkby
Poetic Self-Revelation. The Sonnets, part 2 24:12 Read by Mary in Arkansas
Dramatic Self-Revelation - Hamlet, part 1 17:41 Read by Ellen Preckel
Dramatic Self-Revelation - Hamlet, part 2 16:12 Read by Ellen Preckel
Dramatic Self-Revelation - Hamlet, part 3 14:09 Read by Ellen Preckel
Chronological Summary of Edward De Vere and Shakespeare 10:18 Read by Greg Giordano
Conclusion 17:01 Read by Greg Giordano
Appendix 1 - The Tempest, part 1 17:50 Read by Mary in Arkansas
Appendix 1 - The Tempest, part 2 18:13 Read by Mary in Arkansas
Appendix 1 - The Tempest, part 3 20:29 Read by Mary in Arkansas
Appendix 2 - Supplementary Matters 9:41 Read by Greg Giordano