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  • If he, all of a sudden, just realized that Shake-speare had been hanging on his wall in full sight since he was a child, what might be lurking in one of those shelves where books have been crammed for 400 years?

    Cracking the Shakespeare Code - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Check into the recently refurbished Shake-speare Hotel, dating back to 1637 (from $240; macdonald hotels. co.uk).

    The Good Life

  • Accordingly she sung that ballad from Shake-speare; and with so much spirit and humour, as delighted every-body.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • You want to But what I have now said, was to introduce what I am going to tell you; that I saw your insinuation, and what it tended to, when you read to me thos6 lines of your Shake-speare; which in your heart, I suppose, you had the goodness, or what shall I call it? to apply to me.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • It seems significant that Shake-speare begins writing tragedies in earnest during these years around

    Shakespeare

  • WEE wondred (_Shake-speare_) that thou went'st so soone

    The Facts About Shakespeare

  • Mr. Greenwood finds Davies's "curious, and at first sight, inappropriate comparison of 'Shake-speare' to Terence worthy of remark, for Terence is the very author whose name is alleged to have been used as a mask-name, or nom de plume, for the writings of great men who wished to keep the fact of their authorship concealed."

    Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown

  • "William Shake-speare" (with or without the hyphen), on the title - pages of plays, or when signed to the dedications of poems, is the chosen pen-name, or "nom de plume," of Bacon or of the Unknown.

    Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown

  • That in this form, and more especially with a hyphen, Shake-speare, the word makes an excellent nom de plume is obvious.

    Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown

  • I am not going to take the trouble to argue as to whether, in the circumstances of the case, "Shake-scene" is meant by Greene for a pun on "Shake-speare," or not.

    Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown

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  • Shake-sphere - nears-fear - sfear? What magnitude quake was it ? 10+/-? without peer, undoubtably?

    January 31, 2012

  • "James S. Shapiro argues that Shakespeare's name was a "typesetter's nightmare" if the spelling without the central "e" is adopted. This is because the conjunction of letters in moveable type is liable to damage the type, "When setting a "k" followed by a long "s" in italic font — with the name Shakspeare, for example — the two letters could easily collide and the font might snap". He suggests that this is one reason why the form with the "e" in the centre is most commonly used, and why it is sometimes hyphenated. Kathman argues that any name that could be divided into two clear parts was liable to be hyphenated, especially if the parts could be interpreted as distinct words."

    --Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spelling_of_Shakespeare%27s_name&oldid=471554080)

    January 30, 2012