Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Shakespeare Group

In determining who made up the raft of writers using the sobriquet “Shakespeare” we only have to find the following:

What contemporary/writer/colleague of William Shakespeare (who formed the Shakespeare consortium) was a devout Roman Catholic?

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What writer was an insider to the Court of Elizabeth the Queen?

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What writer was enamored of phantasmagoria?

Who was a master of the language?

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What writer was primarily a poet?

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What writer preferred Histories of his time?

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What writer looked to ancient histories for his muse?

What writer was homosexual? (It wasn’t Will Shakespeare himself.)

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What writer preferred male/female complications?

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What writer looked to political machinations for his inspiration?

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And what writer had a tendency to science, magic, or alchemy?

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(The task at hand isn’t as difficult as it seems.)