Did a Jewish woman write many of Shakespeare's plays? Was she a woman of color? Did she embed clues in the scripts pointing to her identity and authorship?
Explore the Shakespeare Authorship Question and the Evidence Pointing to Amelia Bassano Lanier
Many print and online sources were consulted in writing this novel. Some of the most valuable, in addition to William Shakespeare’s scripts, are identified below. Links are provided where available.
Babin, Anne, “The Bassano (Genealogy) Page”
Basch, David, “A Lost Jewish Poet: The Case” Unpublished, March 15, 2012.
Basch, David, “Shakespearean Prayer” Unpublished
Basch, David, The Hidden Shakespeare, Chapter 2, “Shylock on Appeal,” Revelatory Press, 1994.
Bassano, Peter, “Emilia Bassano - Shakespeare's Mistress?”
Brooks, Andrée Aelion, “Secret Jews in Shakespeare's London,” Reform Judaism Magazine, Summer, 2010.
“The Casebooks Project: A Digital Edition of Simon Forman’s and Richard Napier’s Medical Records 1596-1634,”
“Hidden Venice: Mysteries, Secrets, Legends, Places and Discoveries,”
Hudson, John, “Amelia Bassano Lanier: A New Paradigm,” The Oxfordian, Summer/Fall 2009.
Hudson, John, The Dark Lady: Amelia Bassano Lanier: The Woman Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays?, Amberley, March 2014.
Hudson, John, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Religious Allegory, 2011.
Hudson, John, “Shakespeare’s Italian and Hebrew: Evidence the Plays Were Written by Aemilia Bassano Lanier. October, 23, 2009.
Hudson, John, “Shakespeare’s Jewish Religious Allegories and What They Imply,”
Hudson, John, “Shakespeare’s Plays Were Written By A Jewish Woman,” Jewcy, March 13, 2008, Last Accessed April 23, 2012.
Lasocki, David with Prior, Roger, The Bassanos: Venetian Musicians and Instrument Makers in England, 1531-1665 (Hants, England: SCOLAR PRESS, 1995).
Lanyer, Aemilia Bassano, Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum, Renascence Editions, University of Oregon.
Lanyer, Amelia Bassano, All Poems of the Poet: Aemilia Lanyer (includes Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum, The Description of Cook-ham, The Teares Of The Daughter Of Jarusalem, her dedications, and others originally published in 1611. At poemhunter.com.
Mabillard, Amanda, “The Chronology of Shakespeare's Plays,” Shakespeare Online.
McBride, Kari Boyd, “Biography of Aemilia Lanyer,” University of Arizona (No longer available online.)
Matthews, Peter D, Genesis of the Shakespearean Works. Bassano Publishing House, June 11, 2017.
Matthews, Peter D, Shakespeare Exhumed: The Bassano Chronicles, Bassano Publishing House, June 13, 2013.
Matthews, Peter D, “The Bassanos: Jewish Guardians of the Ancient Arts.” http://www.academia.edu/30973839/The_Bassanos_Jewish_Guardians_of_the_Ancient_Arts
Matthews, Peter D, “Were the Bassanos Blackamoors, Black Jews, or Tanned Italian‐Spaniards?”
Morgan, Kenneth O., The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994).
Posner, Michael, “Unmasking Shakespeare,” Reform Judaism Magazine, Summer, 2010.
Rogovoy, Seth, “The Secret Jewish History of William Shakespeare,”The Jewish Daily Forward, May 2, 2014.
“Rome Jewish Ghetto, the Roman Jews, and Jewish Rome.”
Schoenfeld, Schelomo Jehuda, “A Hebrew Source for ‘The Merchant of Venice,’” Shakespeare Survey 32, edited by Kenneth Muir, CUP 1979, Great Britain.
SkiraMiniArt Books, The Ghetto of Venice, Skira Editore S.p.A, Milano, Italy, 2010.
Wilson, Christopher R. and Calore, Michela, Music in Shakespeare: A Dictionary, Thoemmes Continuum, London, 2005.