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Originally posted by ipsedixit
I just read the resume of Bacon's life in Wikipedia and I don't think the man who lived Bacon's life could have written Shakespeare's plays. It's a little hard to come up with equivalents, but it's like imagining that someone who was a combination of Patrick Fitzgerald, the prosecutor, Carl Sagan, the scientist, and name a hard working Washington lobbyist, also writing the films of Stephen Spielberg.
[edit on 25-2-2009 by ipsedixit]
Anyway... regarding Shakespeare's identity, and Stratford's tourist industry aside, I'm not sure it really matters that much. The literature itself is all that really matters.
Originally posted by antar
during that time he was approached to be a front man for a high Noble who needed an outlet for his plays and sonnets which would have been seen as treasonous coming from someone on the inside, it would have made him blackballed for giving away secrets of courts and of the inner truths of court life.
Originally posted by groingrinder
I have always hated Shakespeare.
Originally posted by ipsedixit
reply to post by rufusdrak
I've heard of polymaths, but we are talking about a different thing. An imagined polymath who is in the first rank in two divergent disciplines.
Bacon also doing Shakespeare would be more like Leonardo also doing Michelangelo. It's a bigger stretch than the example of Leonardo demonstrates.
In addition, I think that a lot of Bacon's activities were quite antithetical to the spirit and intention of Shakespeare's plays. In short I think that Bacon was not close to being a Shakespearean. He was an animal of a different stripe.
Originally posted by rufusdrak
You're kind of contradicting yourself because not only did Leonardo DO Michelangelo,
the other example I gave you Leibniz was FIRST RANK in two divergent disciplines as well.
Did you miss the part where I said he's considered in the top 3 philosophers and one of the greatest mathematicians of all time, having had discovered 2 of the most fundamental and important mathematical disciplines in existence (amongst many other things)?
I think that very much relates to Bacon being able to do "Shakespeare" while also doing Bacon.
Triumph, my Britaine, thou hast one to showe,
To whom all scenes of Europe homage owe.
He was not of an age, but for all time !
Originally posted by enir nabu
you are 100% correct. I mistyped my headline and included the word "all" and for that I apologize. Not every school regurgitates lies.
I think YOU take allot for face value like most people do. If that works for you then continue enjoying your life that way. I enjoy living my life this way...when I discover I've been lied to...I try to find out why. That's just me.
I don't dispute a man named Shakespeare existed. I am saying he didn't write the fairy tales we all read and are led to believe he wrote. Simple. Same as Jesus. A guy named Jesus existed...sure. He's just not the guy everyone thinks he was.