Gerit Quealy

Contributing Editor/Writer

Gerit Quealy is a New York-based freelance writer, editor and Shakespeare scholar who covers a variety of fields including food, beauty and fashion, home and garden, and contemporary culture.

Most Recent Articles by Gerit Quealy

  • Shakespeare in the Limelight: A Will to Have Fun
    It’s a tragedy to go through life without a little William Shakespeare. Turn your frown upside down with the fifth installment of findingDulcinea’s Shakespeare series, and explore Shakespearean fun, including word games, recipes and parodies inspired by the Bard’s devoted fans.
  • Shakespeare in the Limelight: The Case for Edward de Vere
    Those convinced that the actor William Shakespeare couldn’t possibly have penned the plays and poetry laid to his name have proposed a variety of potential candidates for authorship. This installment in findingDulcinea’s Shakespeare series spotlights the leading contender in the Authorship Question: Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford.
  • Shakespeare in the Limelight: Would the Real Will Please Stand Up?
    Were the plays and poetry attributed to William Shakespeare really written by an actor named William Shakespeare from Stratford-upon-Avon? Throughout history, there have been plenty of scholars convinced that someone else was the true author. In this installment of findingDulcinea’s Shakespeare series, we pursue the Authorship Question with a discussion of some of its contenders.
  • Shakespeare in the Limelight: Who Was He and What Did He Look Like?
    “He was not for an age but for all time,” declared Ben Jonson in the dedication to the 1623 First Folio of the plays of William Shakespeare. Part two of findingDulcinea’s Shakespeare series examines the man behind the work and the persistent "Authorship Question."
  • Shakespeare in the Limelight: "Words, Words, Words" (and Plays and Poetry)
    Born in England in the 16th century, Shakespeare’s poetry and plays are still published, produced, discussed, translated and analyzed in the 21st century. The Bard himself remains the subject of speculation and mystery. In honor of National Poetry Month and the month of his birth, our Shakespeare series examines the man, the controversies, his work and its central place in English-speaking culture today.