A middle-aged British man named John Hudson wants to convince you that Shakespeare was actually not a middle-aged British man named Shakespeare, but a black Jewish woman named Amelia Bassano. He has spent the past five years compiling a huge body of research—enough, he hopes, to prove that Bassano wrote all of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. This spring, his work is finally coming to a head: He's shopping an 800-page book to various publishers and spearheading a... More >>>