Deep Shakespeare (Part 5)

Consider the times. During the beginnings of “Shakespeare”, the situation in Elizabethan England was “the original ‘National Security State’.” Any plays openly written by Francis Bacon would have been carefully scrutinized by Queen Elizabeth’s army of spies. And so it was that a mask, Will the Jester, hid the true team of authors overseen by Bacon. (Background: Deep Shakespeare (Part 4))

Consider those times. What was to be the special Art for the delivery and tradition of knowledge in those departments which science was forbidden on pain of death to enter? Any grave profoundly scientific design had to be concealed under the disguise of a jolly, popular, attractive form of writing. [1]

The guide was Michael de Montaigne. His writings had differing grades of readers, “from its outer court of lively pastime and brilliant aimless chat to that esoteric chamber, where the abstrusest parts of sciences are waiting for those who will accept the clues, and patiently ascend to them.” [1]

Consider those times: “The times,” wrote Francis Bacon, “in many cases give great light to true interpretations.” [1]

Sblood, there is something in this, more than natural, if philosophy could find it out.” (Hamlet)

“To evade political restrictions, and to meet the popular mind on its own ground, was the double purpose of the disguise.” The disguise will only be detected by those who know or guess the true author behind the mask. [1]

——- Sources ——-
[1] The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakespeare Unfolded, by Delia Bacon. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1857.

 

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