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Southwest Senior is a syndicated radio talk show broadcast by KSNM 270 Las Cruces, NM. It is hosted by Southwest Senior newspaper owner-publisher, Keith Whelpley. December 7 2010 Whelpley interviewed Dr Michael Egan, editor of the Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter. During a wide-ranging discussion Whelpley touched on Egan's association with the SOS.
KW I understand you also have an interest in Shakespeare.
ME Yes, I do, a very big one. Professionally I would describe myself as a Shakespeare scholar. My modest claim to fame is a book I published in 2006 attributing an anonymous Elizabethan play manuscript to Shakespeare. It's a new Shakespeare play.
KW A new play by Shakespeare?
ME That's my claim, yes.
KW What do other scholars think of your idea?
ME Frankly, right now not too many are impressed. But then they haven't read my book, and I sort of although not really don't blame them because it's 2000 pages of very close textual argument. Unfortunately that's what you have to do to make this kind of case. In the academic fish tank the sharks are always circling. I had to make sure that …