The Home of the Fleury Playbook


In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:

The late and revered Professor Solange Corbin seems to have intended her 1953 Romania article to be controversial.1 She wished to challenge the presumed origin of the famous Fleury Playbook2 as the Abbaye St. Benoît-sur-Loire, to proclaim indeed that "Le manuscrit [of the Playbook] ne provient pas de Saint-Benoît," and that the Abbaye St. Laumer3 in Blois was a preferable location. In her challenge were echoes of Baconian and other Shakespearean lost causes that took a hundred years to run their courses and return us to a conviction that William Shakespeare of Stratfordon-Avon is the best candidate for the composition of the plays attributed to him.

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