http://www.jewcy.com/post/shakespeares_plays_were_written_jewish_woman Well well, isn’t this interesting, what with all the talk lately about Shakespeare’s depiction of Jews, and his own personal experience with them. Today I spot this story about Amelia Bassano, a new candidate for the Authorship question. Not only is she a she, she’s Jewish. Point #2 in the article is particularly relevant to our recent discussions. Did Shakespeare really include spoken Hebrew in All’s Well That Ends Well? I wasn’t familiar with that. And #8 is all about the various “Jewish allegories” in the plays. Oberon represents Yahweh? What?? For the most part the article is just blatantly biased, as Authorship articles normally are. For instance #4, “There would have been no way for Shakespeare to learn Italian in Stratford-on-Avon.” And #6 is just plain funny, citing “over 99.999999% chance this is no coincidence!” Perhaps the funniest of all is that nowhere in the article does he mention Merchant of Venice. At all. Somebody explain to me why this Jewish woman would have written Shylock? You know, the more I look at it, I wonder if the whole thing is a joke. I almost think it has to be.