Edwin Durning-Lawrence was a writer and a member of the U.K. Parliament who devoted much of his life to an obsessive, and slightly crazy, effort to demonstrate that Francis Bacon wrote the works usually attributed to William Shakespeare. Durning-Lawrence published his defining book, “Bacon is Shakespeare,” in 1910. (My real topic is 21st-century politics, but bear with me for a moment.)
Intellectual Ventures Management LLC, led by a former chief technology officer of Microsoft Corp., is seeking $3 billion for a fund that would give it steady cash flow from patents and invention rights, according to an investor presentation obtained by Bloomberg News.
Juliet asked Romeo, “What’s in a name?” in one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays. A European Union court ruled quite a lot is in a name, upholding the Royal Shakespeare Company’s EU-wide rights to its moniker.
A skeleton found in the remains of an English church is that of King Richard III, scientists said, solving a 500-year-old mystery of what happened to a ruler immortalized by William Shakespeare as a hunchbacked villain.
It’s mid-October, and Jeffrey Gundlach is giving a stump speech to a luncheon crowd of about 200 financial advisers and investors at Los Angeles’s City Club. The renowned money manager’s theme: the financial catastrophe on the horizon.
Long before she encountered George Steinbrenner across a negotiating table, Jean Afterman was performing Shakespeare to hone the skills that would earn her the respect of the New York Yankees’ owner and lead her to a job in a Major League Baseball front office.