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46 minutes ago, Lawrence Gerald said:

From the latest Francis Bacon Society newsletter Chairwoman Susan McIlroy  brilliantly suggests for the talented actor, comic Jono Freeman to interview Tom Keegan producer of the Bacon TV Series, "The Rosy Cross." View the pdf transcript of the interview below

 

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I expect Jono will have a starring role in the series! 🙂

 

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Interesting...

J. I was going to ask you about whether there are certain texts that you want to focus on in the series. Again, I guess it depends on which option will be adopted for production.

T. For me, I think the first play is Love’s Labor's Lost. It’s enormous, really about Bacon's travels in France and things like that, connections to the European courts. So I think that's definitely something. What does that first collaboration look like? If you were doing a biopic of The Beatles, you want to see John and Paul, John with his guitar, Paul with his bass. You want to see him sat opposite each other. And you have that magic moment where they write their first song, that feels like a natural start. And I think, so how does this group tackle the first play? That's really appealing to me. I think The Tempest will be important, for obvious reasons. Probably Hamlet I would say. One of the things that we want to do, is tell the stories of the plays within the narrative of the TV series. It makes sense for me to bring in some of the storylines that we're playing around which involve Shakespearean stories, but using the reality. So I kind of want people to come away going “Oh, wow, I've just seen Romeo and Juliet”, or “I've just seen a bit from Othello, and I've seen it come to life”. So we're researching, looking into the origins of how these plays came to light, and I think that's a way of doing it. So you have those storylines unfold in front of you, with their origin in Bacon's world; how he’s taking things from reality and folding them into the plays.

 

Sounds like fun. 🙂

 

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43 minutes ago, Kate said:

Just a heads-up on a typo in here and the title, it is actually Tom Keenan not Tom Keegan.

Somewhere right now:

Tom Keegan: Why is everybody talking to me about Shakespeare, and who is Bacon??

LOL

Thank you, Kate! This is a typo passed down, but we'll fix it here...

Good eye, as always Kate!! 🙂

 

 

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4 hours ago, Eric Roberts said:

He could play Elizabeth - replete with ginger beard.

Seriously though, Jono Freeman would be good in ANY role in the new Bacon film. A little alarmed by Tom's statement that "I did three months of really intense research on Bacon". I'm ten years in and still feel like a beginner. Still, enthusiasm and drive is half the battle. If I were Tom I'd definitely ask A. Phoenix to look over the script for obvious errors. For a modest fee, of course. It is not Baconian to limit SFB's contribution to the Shakespeare plays to a "George Martin" type of arranger/producer role. This ignores all the internal evidence that Francis Bacon was the imaginative source of the plays. Yes he adapted the work of other writers, and yes he organised others to produce his creations - but this doesn't amount to 'authorship' on their parts. It would be more accurate to describe Bacon as the Beatles and George Martin rolled into one. I assume Tom Keenan knows all about the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript, formerly known as the Northumberland Manuscript - primary evidence of Bacon's authorship. The idea that there is a "group" of unidentified, under-employed but talented writers who, under FB's direction, come up with Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labour's Lost, etc., etc., etc... for me, is a cop out. IMO, a key role in the successful realisation of "The Rosy Cross" would have to be an historical expert thoroughly familiar with the life of Francis Bacon, especially as scripts have still to be written. This could make the difference between a piece of historical entertainment and a revelation of Francis Bacon's true stature as an artist, thinker and humanitarian.

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10 hours ago, Eric Roberts said:

He could play Elizabeth - replete with ginger beard.

BACON Charles Williams.pdf

Had second thoughts about mentioning this book, which I hasten to add I've only dipped into at random. But although Williams is a conventional historian who firmly believes that Shakespeare is Shakespeare, he has uncovered a lot of detailed information about Francis Bacon's daily life and activities. Here's a short extract. The date is July 1608.

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In the final chapter, Williams says: 

The Lord St. Alban was Chancellor of England and held great place, but his greater place is that in which he is one with the Father of

Salomon’s House and the visionary master of man’s mortal scope.

I thought perhaps that Tom Keenan might find it interesting.

 

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"The furniture of my chamber at Graies Inn, wth bookes and other implts".

One of his bookes from his collection in today's money would have paid all his debts and set him up for life!

(I looked online last night for physical Bacon treasures and one would be very lucky to make an inexpensive find anymore.)

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15 hours ago, Eric Roberts said:

A little alarmed by Tom's statement that "I did three months of really intense research on Bacon". I'm ten years in and still feel like a beginner.

I'm in my 26th year. I learn more about Bacon every single day now. 🙂

We all know this is not a subject to make a spectacle of. It would be a shame to blow an opportunity like this for lack of funds or knowledge. I know I have dreamed of the day Bacon has his day in the public.

Whoever takes it on should be impeccably serious to not be careless and a potential embarrassment to Bacon. Done recklessly one could lose their reputation forever. My fear is whoever pays for it wants to make it a story that is far from accurate. How does one say "No!" when in need of money.

Bacon's Truth will one day be known World-wide.

Tom? You up for the task with a few months research?

Please keep True to Bacon's life. That is from Deep in my Heart!

 

 

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