In 2009, Stewart Trotter was invited to give a series of talks on Shakespeare at the Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, W.1. ……
…by Rev. Mark Oakley – now a Canon of St. Paul’s Cathedral….
The talks were in three parts and entitled: ‘Shakespeare, Love and Religion’. They form the basis of The Shakespeare Code.
Martin Green, the distinguished American Shakespeare scholar wrote of them:
Everyone who writes about Shakespeare has the need to fill in, in some reasonable way, the great gaps in our knowledge of Shakespeare’s personal and professional life and reasonable surmises filling in the gaps are entitled to consideration so long as they are presented as surmises. But [The Code’s] interpretations of various passages in Shakespeare’s plays and poems struck me as being not surmises but, for the most part, extraordinarily acute insights…..I am very, very impressed.
[Martin Green is the author of The Labyrinth of the Sonnets and Wriothesley’s Roses, brilliant books which draw on documents never quoted from before]
To read Part One, 1564-1594, click: HERE
To read Part Two, 1594-1603, click: HERE
To read Part Three, 1603-1616, click: HERE
After that, you might like to try: The Shakespeare Code.