Pardon Me, Shakespeare, But Your Slip Is Showing: Did a Woman Write the Plays and Sonnets of William Shakespeare?
Author Robin P. Williams has been studying and writing about the authorship question for years. Her thorough research and study has led to the conclusion that the likely author of Shakespeare’s body of work is a woman – Mary Sidney. There are a lot of missing pieces in the life and times of William Shakespeare – little formal education, even less knowledge of or access to the royal court and politics, no evidence that he could write at all. Is it possible that William Shakespeare was a front for someone else who was well educated, had unique access to the royal court and was savvy regarding politics of the day? The very idea gives new meaning to the phrase behind every great man, there is a great woman. Williams is the first and only American who holds a Masters degree in Shakespearean Authorship; she is currently finishing her doctoral dissertation in contemporary study and community reading of Shakespeare. Ms. Williams will present a fascinating look at Mary Sidney, who is the focus of Williams' book, Sweet Swan of Avon. Books will be available for purchase and signing. This event is free and open to the public.
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