Last updated: 18 March, 2013
First posted: 30 April, 2008
James, B., and Rubinstein, W. Livingstone, 2006
Dr John Casson has applied the identity of Sir Henry Neville to Shakespeare's apocryphal works and proposes: Neville’s first nom-de-plume (before he used the name ‘Shakespeare’; Neville’s first published poem - The Phaeton sonnet; Neville’s first comedy - Mucedorus; Shakespeare-Neville’s first tragedies: Locrine and Arden of Faversham; Neville’s first Falstaff - ten years before the Henry IV plays.
Casson explores Thomas of Woodstock and A Yorkshire Tragedy, revealing the connections between them and Henry Neville’s life and letters. He also reclaims the lost play Cardenio in the surviving text of Double Falshood, showing that this is a genuine work by Shakespeare-Neville and John Fletcher.
Brenda James site presents:
- Keypoints regarding Sir Henry Neville
- primary research material
- original essays about Henry Neville and Shakespeare
- pointers and links to other information
- details of seminars and journals
Royal Berkshire History - Biog. of Sir Henry Neville
This site covers the 'historic county' of Berkshire. Berkshire is the county in which Henry Neville's home Billingbere was located.
Sir Henry Neville on Wikipedia
The Wikipedia entry on Sir Henry Neville.
This page provides a summary of Dr John Casson's discoveries in relation to Neville as the author of Shakespeare "juvenalia" as well as information about his publications in this area.
We have nothing against the man from Stratford-on-Avon, but we doubt that he was the author of the works. Our goal is to legitimize the issue in academia so students, teachers and professors can feel free to pursue it. This is necessary because the issue is widely viewed as settled in academia and is treated as a taboo subject. We believe that an open-minded examination of the evidence shows that the issue should be taken seriously. Your signature on the Declaration will help us make the case that there is reasonable doubt about the author.
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