William Shakespeare Research Paper

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In 1564, a man who would revolutionize literature saw the world for the first time. William Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford, where he went to school and where his father made gloves. Later in his life, he wrote many groundbreaking plays. These include, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Some speculation has arisen about whether or not Shakespeare wrote his plays. Many doubted that a man of such a humble background could author plays of that skill level. The anti-Stratfordians believe that someone else wrote the plays and signed William Shakespeare's name. Two of the many popular candidates, Edward De Vere (the Earl of Oxford) and Christopher Marlowe, another playwright that lived in the same era as Shakespeare, …show more content…

. The poised and proper queen would not use the type of vulgar insults in Shakespeare’s works (Wheeler). Similar to Marlowe, Bacon had no reason to conceal his authorship. Documents and letters show him as arrogant, so he would want to publish the plays in his name and get all the credit (Nickell). So far, no one has found any proof that Bacon wrote, plays or otherwise, except for poems that he wrote in school which did not impress anyone (Blumenfield). In addition to the impossibility of the other candidates, the ridiculousness of the entire debate proves the Stratfordian …show more content…

Another stretch, the theory of Marlowe's “faked death”, has no evidence to back it up. It says in the official records that Marlowe died In 1593 (Paulson). Once people create theories within theories, the whole conspiracy starts crumbling. Collaborations illustrate the ridiculousness of the theory. If playwrights worked with Shakespeare, they must have seen his face, and therefore knew what the “real’’ Shakespeare looked like (Knapp). If the collaborators realized that Shakespeare was an alias, it wouldn't stay a secret for long. After all, “actors and playwrights aren’t known for their sobriety or disinclination to gossip” (Knapp). The undeniable fact that the most evidence has been found for Shakespeare disproves the nonsensical theories of the conspiracy. The authorship was not investigated until centuries after his death, which causes some confusion. The entire conspiracy makes no sense, and it doesn't have any evidence to support

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