Update on Greville’s Tomb

http://shakespeare.about.com/b/2009/08/19/exhumation-stopped.htm If you missed the original story, let me recap:  there’s this gentleman named Fulke Greville who some believe has an Authorship claim, to Anthony and Cleopatra if not other plays.  It’s been discovered through some sort of x-ray process that there are a bunch of boxes in his tomb (which he designed himself, by the way) and now people are all a-tizzy about the possibility that an actual manuscript might be in there.  So, natch, they want to dig him up. Not so fast! The Diocesan Advisory Committee says there’s not enough evidence to merit desecration of the tomb. I’m sure that’s not the end of it.   I have to admit to being a little intrigued.  Say we did find a manuscript in there, which question exactly would it answer?  It would be our first original manuscript of Shakespeare’s… but wouldn’t it also simultaneously prove that Shakespeare wasn’t the author?

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