Apr 07 2015

Risolto il mistero dei sonetti di Shakespeare?

Dal Guardian la rivelazione dell'identità del dedicatario

Some of the finest, most quoted verses in the English language were dedicated to him, and for centuries literary scholars have tried to Shakespeare sonnets Alberto Sangorski edition 1926establish his identity. Now fresh research suggests that the mysterious Mr WH, to whom Shakespeare’s sonnets were dedicated, was not, as had been thought, a contemporary English nobleman, but a recently deceased associate of the Sonnets’ publisher, Thomas Thorpe, which would explain the dedication’s strangely funereal form. Geoffrey Caveney, an American researcher, has unearthed possible evidence to link the initials with William Holme, who had both personal and professional connections to Thorpe. Both came from prominent Chester families, were publishing apprentices in 1580s London and had strong connections with theatres through publishing major playwrights such as Ben Jonson and George Chapman.

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