Monday, April 21, 2014

Ok, Could This "Shakespeare's Dictionary" Find Be For Real?

Just last week, "World Daily News" published a story about Cardenio that got forwarded all over the place.

So naturally I'm skeptical when I see Shakespeare's Dictionary Found come up just a few days later.

Only this time it's Forbes and New York Magazine (among others) writing about it. In great detail. Corroborating each other's stories.  Could this be real?

It seems that a book came up for sale on eBay about 6 years ago.  A copy of John Baret's Alvaerie to be precise, riddled with handwritten annotations.

Which are now believed to have been made by William Shakespeare.

I'm intrigued.  They've got a whole website up at Shakespeare's Beehive detailing their find.

What do you think?

1 comment:

Fester said...

It looks like it might be legit.
Stephen Greenblatt thinks, if real this is a great find. We'll have to see after he has time to examine the book.
The Folger Library has weighed in. They are very cautious, and understandably so.