Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Check out the De Vere Code written by Shakespearean actor Jonathan Bond which proves that Edward De Vere and not Shakespeare wrote the sonnets. It's a fascinating book and means that everything we thought we knew about Shakespeare isn't true.
Here's the release:
New definitive evidence exposes secret code that reveals Edward De Vere as author of Shakespeare’s Sonnets
The De Vere Code, is a new book written by Shakespearean actor Jonathan Bond which conclusively proves that the author of Shakespeare's Sonnets was the Elizabethan nobleman, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford and not William Shakespeare and proves the identity of the so-called Fair Youth to whom the poems where addressed.
The evidence presented in this groundbreaking book means that everything that has been taught in schools around the world and every biography written about the Shakespeare for the last 300 years is completely wrong.
The Shakespeare authorship debate has been around for many years and many scholars and high profile actors including Mark Rylance, actor, director, playwright and first Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, as well as Derek Jacobi, Fiona Shaw and Jeremy Irons believe that someone other than William Shaksper of Stratford may be the real author behind the plays and poems published under the name of Shakespeare. Edward de Vere has long been regarded as the strongest alternative candidate as the real author behind Shakespeare, but to date only circumstantial evidence has been provided to back up the claim.
Shakespearean actor, Jonathan Bond who studied Philosophy and Mathematical Logic at University College, London and Jesus College, Cambridge has discovered evidential proof from examination of the dedication to the first edition of the Sonnets in 1609 and fragmentary evidence that suggests it is an elaborate word puzzle. Numerous books and scholarly papers have previously suggested, without evidence that Edward De Vere was the real author of some of Shakespeare’s works but for the first time The De Vere Code presents conclusive proof that Edward De Vere, not Shakespeare was the author of the Sonnets.
While examining the available evidence for De Vere, Bond discovered that the dedication contains six straightforward cyphers, which unequivocally demonstrate that de Vere was the author of the sonnets and that Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton was the subject of most of the poems (the so-called Fair Youth).
Jonathan Bond says that; “the book is important because it proves that the sonnets were not written by the man from Stratford, and that Edward de Vere IS Shakespeare (at least in the case of the Sonnets). It proves that the poems were largely written for the nobleman Henry Wriothesley, and that the relationship between the poet and the Fair Youth–whether sexual or not–was a real one not a literary fiction”.
“Additionally, it directly connects de Vere to stage writing (i.e. the plays of Shakespeare) via its references to Sir Philip Sidney and Ben Jonson in the concealed messages. It is therefore the first direct evidence that de Vere was also connected to the plays as well as the poems of Shakespeare”, comments Bond.
The De Vere Code www.deverecode.com is published by Real Press a division of Real Group UK Ltd www.realpress.co.uk
Jonathan Bond is available for interview.
For further information please contact: Caroline Ratner at Caroline Ratner Communications 020 8209 0120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
The following experts in this area have seen the book and are willing to discuss its implications;
Mark Rylance –. Rylance is a strong advocate of alternative candidates, and believes that the Shakespeare "project" may involve an number of writers under the overall guidance of Sir Francis Bacon.
Dr William Leahy – Head of School, Department of English, Brunel University. He has a neutral and open-minded attitude to the Authorship question.
Charles Beauclerk, Earl of Burford – the heir of the family of Edward de Vere, Beauclerk has devoted a large part of his life to lecturing on the Authorship Question in support of his contention that Edward de Vere was Shakespeare.