Off-Topic

Paul Andinach pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Sat Jul 22 08:33:24 EDT 2000


On Fri, 21 Jul 2000 JOdel at aol.com wrote:

> I belong to an amateur press association (apa) with a couple dozen
> other people and one of them ran an article through some months ago
> about someone (British, I think) who is trying to float a theory
> that the person who really wrote "Shakespeare's" plays was Kit
> Marlow. Marlow was doing undercover work for England's spymaster
> (forget the name) and when he got into a nasty bit of trouble from a
> public accusation of atheisim, was forced to fake his death and do a
> flit abroad and never return to England again.

I've seen a fairly convincing debunking of that one somewhere, but
it's one of the ones that attracts followers by virtue of not being
immediately ridiculous. 

Paul
-- 
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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