http://www.samsloan.com/shakespe.htm No, not really. I just thought it was funny, given the whole new “Authorship Coalition” thing. This “proof” showed up in my feeds today. I can’t really tell, since the argument is all over the place, but I think his argument is that there can’t even have been such a person as Shakespeare – most of the piece is about how surely there’s nothing but a bag of rocks buried in Shakespeare’s grave. Ummm….isn’t that one of the points not being questioned? There certainly was a Shakespeare, we have loads of records to prove it, including his will and signature. The question is whether that guy wrote the plays. The author of this particular piece believes that “the true author of Shakespeare was a woman. In general, women make better writers than men. This is a proven generic fact.” I think perhaps that a woman should have written his article for him :).