Conspiracy theories about Shakespeare Part 2
The same Corito England owes more and discovery "very elegant and pretty things" - fan: "the fan Is made of paper and has a little wooden handle; the paper on both sides decorated with delicate images depicting love scenes to amuse the owner, and under them witty Italian verses or beautiful logos. Should it be a fan of inexpensive, everyone can buy this beautiful thing for the amount corresponding to our English the coin".
He also introduced the countrymen and on the other "graceful and useful thing, which, however, is much more expensive, not less Dukat" - with an umbrella ("they call this thing their language umbrella and use it to give yourself a shadow, fleeing from the scorching rays of the sun"): the word umbrella came into the English language.
Who is this Thomas? Not to say that he is a figure absolutely unknown. About it there is a detailed article in the British National biographical dictionary (now it is a fact of national recognition; of whom there is no writing), he devoted a monograph Michael Strachey, published in 1962. In about him spoke for the first time, who gave the mystery of Shakespeare's three dozen years. The result of his labors was the book "Game about William Shakespeare, or the Great Mystery of the Phoenix", in which he told what had amazed even the British.
Apparently, no accident that the mystery came not from England, not from America, where there seems to be all for research and a valuable library with rare books and original documents, and the very air of history. She found in our country, where Shakespeare is loved and appreciated, but not raised to the power of religious cult, where there is always enough talented people, free from the dogmas and biases, not afraid to go against the views of authorities.
And its fundamental difference from the many other composing hypotheses about the "true Shakespeare", was aware that before him the scientific problem and the response need to search for scientific methods.
And for that we need facts, case studies. He is not shuffling the deck of his contemporaries, trying to find someone who, for whatever intellectual and spiritual qualities, biographical data would be consistent with "Shakespeare's jobs". He lived in a distant era, trying to understand its spirit, to understand its system of values, and the very epoch I told him in a direction. Relied only on documented facts, cast layers of various legends. Worked on the microfilm; in library in Washington received an invitation already, where all main findings and conclusions are irrefutable.
He first drew attention to the strangeness of the character named Coriat neglected by English scholars. Why he traveled exclusively on foot, "taking a pair of shoes, one bag", but stayed in the most expensive hotels? Somehow almost all the poets of Elizabethan England (among them Ben Jonson, John Donne, Michael Drayton, John Harrington, Inigo Jones, Henry Peacham - a total of 56 names) gave it an enthusiastic eulogies in 12 languages, and some even with the application of music for singing. It put on a par with Columbus, Magellan, Drake, Julius Caesar, Brutus, Lycurgus, Solomon, mercury, Proteus, Roland, don Quixote, Amadis de gaula and even maid of Orleans!
Full, so I do not like the enthusiasm of the bullying? Hugh Holland called his verse the doxology "To the idiot-readers". Do not those he had in mind, who will take seriously the chorus of rejoicing? Incidentally, Holland is one of four poets who participated in the issue of Shakespeare's Folio!
Somehow poor traveler, expensive feed lice, took the king himself, permitting him to read edifying speech before the crown Prince. Somehow George Coryat, the father of the traveler allowed himself to write poetic opus with the advice the Queen, and he advised her neither more nor less than to get married quickly. Even if it was published after the death of Elizabeth I, but who could afford such familiarity? What is known about Thomas Coryate, beyond what can be gleaned from his alleged writings? In the book "About the sights of England (Somersetshire)" (1662) Thomas fuller reports that in the entourage of Prince Henry, son of James I, was a certain Thomas of Coryat, with a head like an inverted sugar. "His very face bore the impression of stupidity that forgiving people was called gaiety". For the Prince and his company he served as something of a buffoon-jerk public ridicule. It is known that during a single presentation of it to the laughter of the audience pulled out of the trunk and poured it seems, not only water.