Advertisement

New Book Digs Into NH Scholar's Theory That Shakespeare's Work Was Inspired By A Lesser-Known Writer15:42
Download

Play

Here's a controversial theory: William Shakespeare's greatest masterpieces, while written by his hand, were inspired by the life, writings and plays of someone else, namely Thomas North.

It's the claim made by Dennis McCarthy, a self-taught researcher from the Granite State, who's spent more than 15 years digging into this idea. And it's the story told in a new book by Boston journalist Michael Blanding: "North By Shakespeare: A Rogue Scholar's Quest For The Truth Behind The Bard's Work."

We speak with Michael Blanding and Dennis McCarthy.

This segment aired on April 19, 2021.

Jamie Bologna Twitter Producer/Director, Radio Boston
Jamie Bologna is producer and director of Radio Boston.

More…

Tiziana Dearing Twitter Host, Radio Boston
Tiziana Dearing is the host of Radio Boston.

More…

Advertisement

Advertisement