The Dark Side of Shakespeare (A Two-Book Trilogy by W. Ron Hess)
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Article 1 - Rare Dreame **********
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Article 3 - Signatures **********
Article 4 - Illit Shaxper **********
Article 5 - Munday Press **********
Article 6 - Ziggurat Jig **********
Article 7 - Tree of Sunne **********
Article 8 - Poor DNB Woes **********
Article 9 - Heywood Bard **********
Article 10 - Euphues SONs **********
Article 11 - Sackville &Sh **********
Article 12 - Latin Poems ***********
Article 13 - Bad Ciphers **********
Article 14 - Willobie **********
Article 15 - SacvylesOA **********
Article 16 - Groatsworth **********
Article 17 - Ox's Medicine **********
Article 18 - Tirata Joust **********
Shakespeare and Don Juan: Friends or Enemies?
17th Oxford, "of the Spear-shaker," & Don Juan
The 17th Oxford, "Palladine" (= "of the Spear-shaker"), & Don Juan of Austria

Welcome to "The Dark Side of Shakespeare!"
(see a List of Articles below, with the articles
accessible from the Control Bar at left)
NOTE: If this is the first time you've been
acquainted with "the Shakespeare author-
ship question," please first proceed to the
Control Panel on the left margin, click on the
Button Labeled "Introduction and Outline,"
and then at the end of that section you'll find
a short introduction to the question, demon-
strating that it's a valid and vital matter!
Below is an Index to the Articles that can be
accessed by the Control Panel on the Left
Margin, PLUS there's a secret at the end for
how to  "Search Inside!"

If you go to & search 
for ISBN # 0-595-24777-6 you can access
Volume I.   Or, for ISBN # 0-595-29390-5,
you can access Volume II.   You can also
search under "The Dark Side of Shake-
speare" and both ads will pop up.  In either
case, you'll see a "Browse Before You Buy"
feature which allows you to read the TOC
and some additional pages.
Volume III should be available in Spring
2012, with more appendices to be published
as .Pdf files on CD for separate sale (contact for more details).
<==   (in the left margin):
# 1.  Hess' Article  Challenge of "Another
             Rare Dreame" [10 pgs.]
# 2.  Hess' Article  Challenge of "Matus' 
             'Tempest'" [5 pgs.]
# 3.  Jane Cox expert article refuting any
             notion that the six Shaxpere signa-
             tures are reasonably his own 
             [6 pgs. Goes with # 4]
# 4.  Robert Detobel Proofs of Mr. Shax-
             spere's Illiteracy [15 pgs. See # 3]
# 5.  Hess' Article "Anthony Munday, Pub-
             lishing Shepherd of the Shake-
             speare Enterprise" [6 pgs.]
# 6.  Hess' Article "What Will Happen to
             All The Unemployed Orthodox Pro-
             fessors?" (previously Appen. T in
             the quintet) [13 pgs.]
# 7.  Hess' Article "Who Was The Honored 
             Lady of Oxford's 'Knight of the  
             Treeof the Sunne?'" (extracted  
             from Appen. I) [10 pgs.]
# 8.  Hess' Article "A Critical Review of 
             Two Entries in the 2004 ed. of the
             Oxford DNB" (with an E-mail
             introduction) [20 pgs.]
# 9.  Hess' Article "Did Thomas Heywood 
             Deem 'Will Shake-speare' a  
             Pseudonym or Front?" [10 pgs.]
#10. Hess Article  "When Shakespeare
             'originated' his Sonnets, did they
              have a 'Euphues' meaning?"
              [8 pgs.] (Publ. in Fall 2004 De
              Vere Soc. Newsletter)
#11. Hess Article"Did Thomas Sackville
              Influence Shake-speare's
              Sonnets?" [11 pgs.]
#12. Hess Article "Two Mysterious Latin
              Poems dedicated to the 17th Earl
              of Oxford" [6 pgs.]
#13. Hess & Chow Article "Stabbing at 
             ‘Shakespeare Cipher Systems’
              and other Parasites" [9 pgs.]
#14. Hess Article "Discussing 
              'Willobie His Avisa'" (written by
     Hess 2002 for Appen. N) [9 pgs.]
#15. Hess Article "Sacvyles Olde Age"
              (written/transcribed by Hess
              Sept 2011) [8 pgs.]
#16. Hess Article "Why Anti-Stratfordians
              Should Reject Greene's 1592 Groats-
              worth of Wit (GGW)" (wr. by Hess
              Nov 2011, updated May 2012) [8 pgs.]
#17. Hess Article "Oxfordian Medical
      Musings" (wr. July 2012) [14 pgs.]
THE SECRET:  If you access either
Vol. I or Vol. II at,
when you see the front cover icon,
double click on the icon for "Search
Inside" feature.  Then if you choose to
search on some name like "Juan" or
"Munday" which is found on many
pages, you'll be able to essentially
navigate through the entire book to
browse or search as you like.  This is
in fact a good research tool which I use
myself when I know I said something
but am not sure quite where.

From the late Prof. Gordon Cyr's Foreword:

"The 'dark side' of the title refers to what Hess finds to be Oxford-Shakespeare's somewhat 'schizoid' persona: outwardly foppish, Italianate in artistic tastes, manners and dress, but also a gallant jouster, graceful dancer, musician, gifted poet, and playwright, and beloved patron of poets, actors, and writers of learned treatises and entertainments alike.  Hess shows, however, that behind the scenes Oxford's activities as spy, intriguer, betrayer, smuggler, and gun-runner (possibly even assassin), can be documented.... So, Oxfordians should get ready for a 'paradigm shift'... if Hess is right. If he is not, enjoy a rollicking 'good read!' For such, Ron Hess is a well-informed and wide-read guide."

Might the mysterious figure "r" at the end of the "Blew Knight's" text have signified "the Laurel of Lorraine?"  GOES WITH HESS' WEBPAGE ARTICLE # 7

The Dark Side of Shakespeare (a Trilogy by W. Ron Hess)