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Articles Tagged 'Shakespeare Authorship'

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‘Fake’ Lost Shakespeare Play Turns out to be Real

The date has been checked: It’s no longer April 1, and everything that happens from here on in is not our fault. The story so far: In 1728 a writer and playwright by the name of Lewis Theobold claimed to have created the completed manuscript of Cardenio, a lost play William Shakespeare is said to […]

Did Marlowe Write Marlowe? Professors Answer Readers’ Question

Anglophenia recently ran a piece about Shakespeare authorship theories, occasioned by the release of the movie Anonymous, which argues that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford wrote the work normally attributed to William Shakespeare. We looked at just a few of the people who have been proposed as the true author of the […]

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Did Shakespeare Really Write His Plays? A Few Theories Examined

If the Kennedy assassination doesn’t interest you, and you’ve got a few extra years on your hands, you might want to look into the debate over who wrote William Shakespeare’s plays. Welcome to the morass. Though the Shakespeare authorship question has been a topic of lively controversy for nearly two centuries now, it’s likely to […]