An Elizabethan diplomat named Sir Henry Neville was the real author of William Shakespeare's plays, a new book claims.
The Truth Will Out: Unmasking the Real Shakespeare says the courtier, nicknamed "Falstaff" by close friends, used Shakespeare as a "front man".
The book by Brenda James and Professor William Rubinstein contains a foreword by Mark Rylance, artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
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