Mar 9, 2009
Portrait of Shakespeare Authenticated? Sort of?
According to the newest Time magazine, no less an authority than Stanley Wells thinks that the Cobbe portrait is the real deal. The discovery (if that's what it is) also adds a lot of possible backstory to the steamy bits in sonnets 18-20...
I'm not sure whether I want this to be true or not. Sometimes I think the fewer facts attached to Shakespeare, the better.
Posted by Alexander Irvine