Of course it's all nonsense. I'm certainly not defending them but the theories are spouted by otherwise well respected folks, nonetheless. As I said, I don't believe that anyone who has really studied his works could come away with any other impression than Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare. Now, whether he was at heart an apologist for the monarchy or an artist who was far more interested in the deeper implications of human behavior - or both - is another (far more interesting) observation. I was reading Shaw's review of an early 20th century British production of Much Ado About Nothing (Folger edition) earlier today where he stated quite rightly that what distinguishes Shakespeare ultimately is not the matter in his material but the music of his words - the enchantment that is evoked when a gifted actor delivers them. That is Shakespeare. Everyone would do well to remember, discover and appreciate that.