The SAQ announcement begins:
Is the Birthplace Trust Trustworthy?In 2010, actor Keir Cutler made a video for the SAC titled “Shakespeare Authorship Question: Why Was I Never Told That?” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyVjR9FNo9w&t=7s). The video called attention to the Declaration of Reasonable Doubt and greatly increased its visibility. A lot has happened since then, so we thought it would be a good time to make a follow-up video describing some of what we have learned, especially about our implacable opponents at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon.
In the new video, “Is the Birthplace Trust Trustworthy?”, Cutler gives multiple examples of Trust officials or their allies misrepresenting, falsifying, and concealing important evidence in the authorship controversy. As Cutler explains, it is difficult to believe that any of the instances he points out could have been inadvertent. Trust officials did not deny any of the examples when we pointed them out, but they never corrected them. It seems fair to say that the pattern of apparent deception calls the Trust’s credibility into serious question.
This is consistent with (1) the Trust’s adamant refusal to participate in a mock trial of their claim that Mr. Shakspere's authorship is “beyond doubt,” even when offered 40,000 pounds for proving it beyond doubt, and (2) Alexander Waugh’s discovery that five of the Trust's top tourist sites aren't what they say they are.
The implications of all of this for the authorship controversy are clear and profound,
the video concludes: One doesn't bother to misrepresent evidence unless one knows what it means, and one doesn't claim that the authorship is “beyond doubt,” and then refuse to defend the claim, unless one knows that one cannot. Mr. Shakspere the player-investor, and William “Shakespeare” the playwright, were not the same person. The Trust’s behavior suggests that they know this, but that they are actively concealing it from the public.
Again, the new video can be see here on youtube:
or go to the SAQ website