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The hidden Shakespeare
David Basch

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The hidden Shakespeare
A Rosetta stone

Published 1994 by Revelatory Press in Connecticut USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

From the Jacket-

This book promises to reveal to the reader undreamed of depths of Shakespeare, the man.
Not only was Shakespeare the proto-type of the universal man,
but he was well and without contradiction a patriotic Englishman
and a proud Jew.

That this was true has influenced the whole course of Western Literature.
For the first time, there can be understanding of
some of his most misunderstood plays and ideas he lived by.
How may we know the hitherto unknown man?

As presented in this volume,
we have Shakespeares's own Rosetta Stone for revealing himself to the world.
Unlike evidence that is unintentionally left and merely inferential, the greatest communicator of the English Language consiously devised a scheme to reveal himself to future ages.
The achievement of this book is no less than the recapitulation of the thinking of a great mind in this persuasive effort.

First Sentence

Were Shakespeare a Jew - - at least one scholar has devoted his talents to attempts at proving this point - - his astounding intellect and command of language and literature would have afforded him the opportunity to clearly communicate himself to the world. should he have desired to do so. What can be made of this Thesis?

Table of Contents

Preface "I am not a writer" v
Acknowledgements "Whoever repeats a thing in the name of him that said it brings deliverance to the world." xiii
Table of Contents xv
Chapter 1 The Hidden Shakespeare 1
Chapter 2 Shylock on Appeal 36
Chapter 3 The Merchant of Venice (a new look) 61
Chapter 4 Shakespeare: A Son of Israel? 78
Chapter 5 Jewish Sources and Contributions 84
Chapter 6 Final Thoughts 94
Appendix 97-107
synopsis of 'Merchant of Venice' 97
Milestones 99
Chronology of Events 105
Index 108

Edition Notes

From the Jacket:

"Bloody Persuasive" -David Bar-Illan (Editor: Jerusalem Post)

"A gripping detective story as Bosch gets his man!"

"A strong case for a Jewish Shakespaere"

"...this book promises to revolutionize studies in the field"

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Higher Literary Criticism

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