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Marlowe co-credit for Shakespeare plays reveals Medieval Pogonophobia say campaigners

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Media Release

24th October

Keith Flett 07803 167266

Marlowe co-credit for Shakespeare plays reveals Medieval Pogonophobia say campaigners

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The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said the decision of Oxford University Press to co-credit Christopher Marlowe for three Shakespeare plays including Henry V1 reflects the reality of Medieval Pogonophobia.

Pogonophobia is an irrational dislike of and prejudice against facial hair.

The campaigners say that the fact that Marlowe and Shakespeare are often depicted as having similar beards very probably underlines a popular Medieval view that Shakespeare’s play were written by ‘some bloke with a beard’ possibly Marlowe in some cases.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, of course the OUP have based their decision on a textual analysis of the three Shakespeare plays but we suspect the ‘beard’ theory is as likely to be the reality.

BBC Report

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37750558

 

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