wishes to acknowledge the excellent Shakespeare -Bacon research from Barry Clarke. Check out and enjoy his pages here:

Barry has a PhD from Brunel University, UK on the thesis “A linguistic analysis of Francis Bacon’s contribution to three Shakespeare Plays : The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and The Tempest.

His paper on the Virginia Company and The Tempest questioning Shakespeare’s access to the Strachey letter appeared in the Journal of Drama Studies (July 2011). A book chapter, “The Virginia Company’s role in The Tempest” examining Bacon’s connections to the play appears in Petar Penda, “The Whirlwind of Passion : New Critical Perspectives on William Shakespeare” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016).

Barry is the Author of “Francis Bacon’s Contribution to Shakespeare: A New Attribution Method (Routledge Studies in Shakespeare)“.

Bacon is Shakespeare

Mercy Seasons Justice: Eating and Equity in The Merchant of Venice A talk by Simon Miles to the Francis Bacon Society delivered on 1st March 2019. This presentation investigates the relationship between Sir Francis Bacon and The Merchant of Venice. It explores the influence on the play (and vice versa) of the contemporary legal conflict between common law and equity law, and how this relates to persistent tropes of dining and eating in the work. Simon Miles’ talk shows how a consideration of Francis Bacon’s contribution to the play illuminates the key themes of this Elizabethan drama, and sheds valuable light on its origins.

“Francis Bacon’s Contribution to Shakespeare: A New Attribution Method”

Dr. Barry R. Clarke’s new book, Francis Bacon’s Contribution to Shakespeare: A New Attribution Method, will be published by Routledge, Feb. 6, 2019.
It will be available in paperback as well.

Recent articles on the book include: “Mark Rylance takes on Shakespeare establishment in authorship row,” The Guardian, Jan. 19, 2019,