Hello again readers. A chance encounter with a newspaper article has got me blogging today. The subject will be familiar to many and centres on the debate about the actual author of a number, though maybe not all of Shakespeare’s plays. There have been a number of conspiracy theories circulating for some time. Now Paul Edmonson and Stanley Wells of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust have decided to publish “Shakespeare Beyond Doubt” in an attempt to counter the numerous theories.
The book includes chapters on three chief “suspects”: De Vere The Earl of Oxford, Bacon and Marlowe. These chapters provide historical evidence or suggest that none of these three could have written Shakepeare’s plays. So if these three did not write any of the plays, did Shakepeare have any help or collaborators? Dr Edmonson states ” We know he collaborated with John Fletcher on Cardenio, Two Noble Kinsmen and Henry VIII. We also know that Thomas…
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