I am one with Michael Wood who argued that Shakespeare's "Dark Lady" was a woman named Emilia Bassano was daughter of a Jewish Italian musician from Venice named Baptista Bassano.Bassano was a mistress of Henry Carey, Viscount Hunsdon, who was a patron of William Shakespeare.
See my recent book Shakespeare's Dark Lady from Amberly Publishing UK
All comments are moderated so your replies may not show up immediately. Please be patient. Thanks!