Francis Bacon and the Merchant of Venice: A Talk by Simon Miles




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Published on Aug 27, 2015

A talk given by Simon Miles to the Francis Bacon Society in March 2015.

‘’When Shall We Laugh, Say When?’’ Francis Bacon and The Merchant of Venice

In this talk, Simon Miles explores the historical background and literary sources of The Merchant of Venice, and presents surprising new evidence pointing to Francis Bacon's authorship of the play. It follows on from an earlier talk he gave to the Society in 2009, in which he discussed the events surrounding the Affair of the Dutch Churchyard Libel in 1593, and their connection to the first emergence of the names Marlowe and Shakespeare in relation to writing and the theatre.


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