At the age of forty-two, she became the first woman to publish a book of original poetry, employing linguistic features resembling the later Shakespearean plays. At about the age of thirteen, she became mistress to the fifty-six-year-old Lord Hunsdon, Henry VIII s reputed son by Mary Boleyn. As lord chamberlain, hunsdon was in charge of the English theatre and would become the patron of the company that performed the Shakespearean plays.
Shakespeare's Dark Lady: Amelia Bassano Lanier The woman behind Shakespeare's plays? #ad - When she became pregnant, Amelia was exiled from court and next surfaces as the mysterious dark lady in Shakespeare s sonnets.
Shakespeare's Conspirator: The Woman, The Writer, The Clues#ad - He's the same proprietor who refused to look at Amelia Bassano's comedic script. Did he really write the thirty-seven plays credited to him?It's 1587. But not everyone is deceived. Brimming with intrigue, shakespeare's CONSPIRATOR shatters beliefs about the world's greatest playwright. Scandals and complications follow as her life takes dreadful turns.
In this captivating story, the web of secrets and trail of clues reveals a perilous and cloaked Shakespearean world. Undeterred, she embeds hints to her authorship and true identity in Shakespeare's plays. When shakespeare pressures her to write a soul-tormenting script, she fears being exposed as a hidden Jew, a felony in Elizabethan England.
Shakespeare's Conspirator: The Woman, The Writer, The Clues #ad - Infuriated after being blocked at every turn, she reluctantly seals a secret pact with Shakespeare. So begins a fiery relationship that triggers suspicions, plots to expose them, and grave dangers. Craving recognition and ways to break through, Amelia pursues illicit relationships with Elizabethan luminaries while becoming a controversial advocate for women.
Finally he persuades James Burbage, a theater owner, to stage Henry VI. Shakespeare is struggling to launch his career.
Dark Lady: A Novel of Emilia Bassano LanyerShe Writes Press #ad - When she is raped as a teenager, she knows she probably will not be able to make a good marriage, so she becomes the mistress of a much older nobleman. During this time she falls in love with poet/player William Shakespeare, and they have a brief, passionate relationship—but when the plague comes to England, the nobleman abandons her, leaving her pregnant and without financial security.
But ultimately, despite the disadvantaged position she was born to, she succeeds in pursuing her dreams of becoming a writer—and even publishes a book of poetry in 1611 that makes a surprisingly modern argument for women’s equality. In the years that follow, emilia is forced to make a number of difficult decisions in her efforts to survive, and not all of them turn out well for her.
Dark Lady: A Novel of Emilia Bassano Lanyer #ad - To make matters worse, she comes from a family of secret Jews. Emilia bassano has four strikes against her: she is poor, beautiful, female, and intelligent in Elizabethan England.
Shakespeare's Secret Messiah#ad - He uncovered what has been kept hidden from the public for millennia: Christianity began as a highly complex psychological warfare campaign during the First Jewish-Roman War, an ambitious literature project began by the Caesars that was later honed into a potent tool of statecraft, used to this day by the oligarchy for mass pacification.
Shakespeare’s secret messiah is the forceful follow-up that could take the whole of Shakespearean scholarship in a new direction. Continuing his exposé on the new testament revealing who really wrote the letters of the Apostle Paul and the Book of Revelation Atwill demonstrates that the thrust behind the famous playwright’s work was to wreak literary revenge, ‘measure for measure, ’ against the deception of the Caesars.
Shakespeare's Secret Messiah #ad - The bard’s hidden war on the the roman catholic church, is the key that finally unlocks the true identity of ‘Shakespeare, encoded in ‘puzzle passages’ in the plays, ’ explaining why the real author chose to hide behind a pseudonym and why other anti-Stratfordian theorists have been looking in the wrong place.
Atwill shows step by step how to decrypt familiar works of literature that the average person is expected to revere but not really understand, giving the reader the skills to recognize the true political struggles that have been commemorated in a shadowland of symbols guarded by the ruling classes and in secret societies.
. With his best-selling book caesar’s messiah joseph Atwill established himself as one of the world’s most penetrating independent scholars, rocking the field of Biblical studies and changing our modern understanding of Jesus and the Gospels forever.
Emilia Oberon Modern PlaysOberon Books #ad - It was one of the first published collections of poetry written by a woman in England. The little we know of emilia bassano is restricted to the possibility that she may have been the ‘Dark Lady’ of Shakespeare’s Sonnets – and the rest of Her Story has been erased by History. Commissioned specifically for shakespeare’s Globe, and with an all-female cast, this world premiere will reveal the life of Emilia: poet, mother and feminist.
. Men, and if they were not of the means of women, who forgetting they were born of women, nourished of women, they would be quite extinguished out of the world, and a final end of them all; do like vipers deface the wombs wherein they were bred. Emilia bassano, as part of a volume of radical, ‘to the Vertuous Reader’In 1611 Emilia Bassano penned these words to her ‘Vertuous Reader’, feminist and subversive poetry.
Emilia Oberon Modern Plays #ad - This time, the focus will be on this exceptional woman who managed to outlive all the men the history books tethered her to.
Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's PlaysVintage #ad - Part master class, part brilliant analysis—Women of Will is all inspiring discovery. As packer turns her attention to the extraordinary Juliet, the author perceives a large shift. Packer, constructs a radically different understanding of power, sexuality, with expert grasp and perception, and redemption.
From one of the country’s foremost experts on shakespeare and theatre arts, funny, and master teacher Tina Packer offers an exploration—fierce, actor, director, fearless—of the women of Shakespeare’s plays. Packer shows that shakespeare’s imagination, making clear that when women and men are equal in status and sexual passion, mirrored and revealed in his female characters, his creative knowledge, and a sense of a larger spiritual good come together in the late plays, develops and deepens until finally the women, they can—and do—change the world.
Her independent resolution collapses within a few scenes, and she yields to the common caricature of his culture and becomes Joan the Enemy, as Shakespeare himself suddenly turns against her, the Warrior Woman, the witch; a woman to be feared and destroyed . A profound, and profoundly illuminating, book that gives us the playwright’s changing understanding of the feminine and reveals some of his deepest insights.
Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays #ad - . Suddenly shakespeare’s women have depth of character, understanding of life more than equal to that of the men; once Juliet has led the way, motivation, the plays are never the same again. Beginning with the early comedies the taming of the shrew, packer shows that Shakespeare wrote the women of these plays as shrews to be tamed or as sweet little things with no definable independent thought, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Comedy of Errors, virgins on the pedestal.
Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus:Flavian Signature EditionNLightning WorkZ #ad - Caesar’s messiah" reveals the key to a new and revolutionary understanding of Christian origins. Similarly, "caesar’s messiah" will rock our understanding of Christian history as it reveals that Jesus was a fictional character portrayed in four Gospels written not by Christians but Romans. Their purpose: to offer a vision of a “peaceful Messiah” who would serve as an alternative to the revolutionary leaders who were rocking first-century Israel and threatening Rome.
The clues leading to its startling conclusions are found in the writings of the first-century historian Flavius Josephus, whose "Wars of the Jews" is one of the only historical chronicles of this period. Closely comparing the work of josephus with the New Testament Gospels, "Caesar’s Messiah" demonstrates that the Romans directed the writing of both.
Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus:Flavian Signature Edition #ad - This flavian signature edition adds Atwill’s latest discoveries of numerous parallel events in sequence which ultimately reveal the identity of the true authors of the Gospels. Was jesus the invention of a Roman emperor? The author of this ground-breaking book believes he was.
The Poems of Aemilia Lanyer: Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum Women Writers in English 1350-1850Oxford University Press #ad - Mistress and friend of influential Elizabethan courtiers, Lanyer gives us a glimpse of the ideas and aspirations of a talented middle class Renaissance woman. Aemilia lanyer 1569-1645 was the first woman poet in England who sought status as a professional writer. It offers a long poem on christ's passion, told entirely from a woman's point of view, as well as the first country house poem published in England.
Her book of poems is dedicated entirely to women patrons. Almost completely neglected until very recently, her work changes our perspective on Jacobean poetry and contradicts the common assumption that women wrote nothing of serious interest until much later.
How William Shakespeare and Emilia Bassano-Lanier Invented Romantic LoveMoshPit Publishing #ad - Did he teach himself italian or did someone help him?The book also reveals the literary and personal accomplishments of Emilia Bassano-Lanier. Rightly or wrongly, many ladies of the court would have formed the same conclusion. She champions old testament avenging women, praises New Testament saintly women and proclaims to all women “Then let us have our liberty again”.
Many of his best plays used novelle which had never been translated into English. Fluent in three languages, and educated by two countesses, Henry Carey, including Italian, she was the former mistress of the Lord Chamberlain, who was patron of Shakespeare’s company of players. When published in 1609 they provide one of the earliest examples in English of “revenge porn” sexual images of individuals without their consent.
Ten scholars now believe the Dark Lady of the Sonnets was Emilia Bassano-Lanier. Rediscovered in 1974, she became a flag-bearer for feminists. By studying emilia lanier’s book of poetry, together with her 1610 preface, we understand the fury of her language, and her determination that men and good Christian women should “speak reverently of our sex.
How William Shakespeare and Emilia Bassano-Lanier Invented Romantic Love #ad - Having garnered patronage from successful women aristocrats, her book offers an intellectual construct grander than the “Me Too” movement. She was one the first women to write a book of poetry in English and her inspiration and assistance provide a plausible explanation for some of Shakespeare’s remarkable accomplishments.
Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets are addressed to a “fair youth” probably the young earl of Southampton, with dark hair and dun coloured breasts, to whom his two long narrative poems are dedicated and who also knew Italian, and a musical “Dark Lady”, who is “the fairest and most precious jewel”.
Shakespeare Exhumed: The Bassano ChroniclesBassano Publishing House #ad - William shakespeare is viewed today as the quintessential English writer who has continued to influence art, poetry, philosophy and even science for over four centuries. For centuries these works have been accoladed as the very basis of english literature, including one of the greatest discoveries of all time – who owned the finest collection of Venetian, these chronicles answer all the questions, yet the author might not have been English at all! Amidst the mischief, mayhem and murder, Italian and Byzantinian jewellery in the world – The Cheapside Hoard.
. His graphic imagery of venice, padua and Verona carefully braided with poignant tragic wreckages of real life circumstances, shrewdly infused with the ancient Kabbalah and transcendent Platonism was nothing short of genius. That is, if he ever put pen to paper! notable academics, composers, musicians, and a number of historians have significantly debated the literary works attributed to William Shakespeare over the past two decades.
Shakespeare Exhumed: The Bassano Chronicles #ad - Many of those who have undertaken studies have done so from a musical or literary perspective, but none have dared to examine the historical records as a forensic historian, carefully and painstakingly stripping back the generations of sodden debris that have entangled and concealed countless buried secrets.
These chronicles reveal documentary evidence to confirm who really penned the Shakespearean canon.
The Dark Lady's MaskMariner Books #ad - The two outsiders strike up a literary bargain: they leave plague-ridden London for Italy, where they begin secretly writing comedies together and where Will falls in love with the beautiful country—and with Aemilia, his Dark Lady. Paul pioneer press “an absorbing bildungsroman that grapples with strikingly contemporary issues of gender and religious identification”—New York Times Book Review “An exquisite portrait of a Renaissance woman pursuing her artistic destiny in England and Italy, who may—or may not—be Shakespeare’s Dark Lady.
Margaret george, best-selling author of Elizabeth I Aemilia Bassano Lanier is beautiful and accomplished, but her societal conformity ends there. Not one to stand by in humiliation, Aemilia takes up her own pen in her defense, and in defense of all women. Their italian idyll, though, cannot last. She frequently cross-dresses to escape her loveless marriage and to gain freedoms only men enjoy—and then a chance encounter with a ragged, little-known poet named Shakespeare changes everything.
The Dark Lady's Mask #ad - Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the St. The idea of a smart, ‘we shall write comedies, beautiful, artistic woman telling Shakespeare, you and I’ is as heady as the elderflower wine Aemilia’s household staff brews. Washington post “atmospheric, like shakespeare’s plays, carefully plotted…and, well-researched, chock-full of equal parts mirth and pith to please all.
Minneapolis Star Tribune. Will gains fame and fortune for their plays back in London and years later publishes the sonnets mocking his former muse.