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Bacon’s Drama Dial in Shakespeare

Bacon’s Drama Dial in Shakespeare.
Natalie Rice Clark
Oxford [Ohio], 1924

Francis Bacon’s so-called “drama dial,” as envisioned by Natalie Rice Clark, is a combination of a compass, a clock, and a zodiac. Each space on the dial board contains a different letter and each colored piece represents an individual character in Hamlet. Clark claims that secret messages and hidden meanings within the play can be uncovered by moving each piece around the dial board based on the timing of characters’ various entrances and exits. (G.3940.32)