Season 2: Episode 3: The Mystery of William Shakespeare and the Crimes of Central Park

Season 2: Episode 3: The Mystery of William Shakespeare and the Crimes of Central Park

In 2007, a ‘Declaration of Reasonable Doubt’ was released by scholars and actors alike and it stated that there was ‘room for reasonable doubt about the identity of William Shakespeare.’ This week Clarke takes us behind the curtain of the mysteries and misinformation that surrounded the life of Shakespeare. The speculation that he was not the author of his plays, his weird, illegible signature, and what the heck he actually even looked like.

Justin brings us into more mysterious incidents, including all of the crimes surrounding, arguably, one of the most famous parks in the world. He shares the gruesome details of John Lennon’s murder, the police standoff at the Central Park washrooms and, of course, the Central Park Five. There is a lot more to the eye in this weeks episode of the Softbrains in Episode 3: The Mystery of William Shakespeare and the Crimes of Central Park!

An original print of A Midsommer Nights Dreame
Will’s crazy signature
The engraving of Shakespeare that everyone knows, the Droeshout Portrait
The potentially phony Flower Portait
The Cobbe Family portrait, expected to be one of the only portraits of Shakespeare painted from life.

The Dakota Apartments
A modern photo of the Dakota apartments where John Lennon was shot
An article about Maria Alves death
The police standoff with Angel Angelof
Original trial of the Central Park Five