For the past few decades, people have questioned whether or not Shakespeare should be accredited for writing his own plays. “More than twenty thousand books and articles have been written about the identity problem regarding William Shakespeare”(Palmgren). Because of his earlier years in life, people have always thought there would be no way he had the capability of writing the impressive works that he is known for. There has been controversy over whether it was Shakespeare, himself, Edward de Vere, Frances Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, William Stanley, or even Queen Elizabeth I. While many people assume that Shakespeare wrote the great works attributed to him, the actual writer was Francis Bacon because he was an intelligent and well educated man, he traveled extensively, and he embedded codes in the writings that gave hints to his identity.
It is therefore not surprising that we are oblivious to some of the words contained in the plays and take a long time and multiple reads until we can get the hang of the play. Shakespeare wrote the way he did for poetic and dramatic purposes. As he used the language to create a specific poetic rhythm, to emphasize a certain word, to give a character a specific speech pattern, which only complicated the play and made it harder for us modernized people to understand his plays. Where were Shakespeare’s plays preformed??? William Shakespeare's plays were traditionally performed at the Black Friar and Globe theatres in London.
The Stolen Plays William Shakespeare is a fraud. Whoever wrote the plays Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and many more plays was a phenomenal writer. He or she was able to rhyme, use iambic pentameter, use puns, and was able to contribute 1,200 at minimum of the English language in one play itself. Which Williams Shakespeare was clearly unable to write these plays. Many people believe he wrote the plays that are in his name but as research shows he did not have the right education, he did not have the means, motive, or opportunity, and he did not publish any of his plays while he was alive.
William Shakespeare is regarded as one of the most talented and famous playwrights of all time. But there is research being conducted to try to prove that he did not write or produce his own plays or poetry. Many historians and English writing experts believe that he used someone else’s ideas, wrote them down and produced them. Many people believe that he even stole plays from other people. From what we know about him—which is not a lot—he was not highly educated which leads people to believe that he could not have written his spectacular plays.
Shakespeare Did Not Write the Famous Plays William Shakespeare was the supposed author of many well-known plays. A question many philosophers ask is what evidence is there to confirm or deny that William Shakespeare authored the plays? William Shakespeare did not write the plays because he plagiarized them, more evidence points to Francis Bacon, and he did not have the necessary education to have written them. Shakespeare did not write the plays because he either plagiarized them or did not write them at all. According to Amanda Mabillard” The authorship craze seems to have started in 1857 when American write Delia Salter Bacon published The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakespeare Unfolded in which she argued that Lord Francis Bacon wrote Shakespeare’s plays.”(Mabillard 1) This states that Shakespeare either plagiarized the plays or did not write them at all.
William Shakespeare has left evidence of his will and his house, which can still be visited to this day. William Shakespeare was neither Bacon nor De Vere but he was his own individual person. All of the theories forgot to think about the time in which the plays were written, the amount of time the author had to write these long fascinating works, and whether William Shakespeare did or did not exist.
The only record of Williams children writing is from his daughter Judith’s marriage license and it is simple an X (Oxfords Authorship). Shakespeare studied the classics, rhetoric, history and Latin grammar, but the diverse experience described in his plays suggest that one would have needed to travel to experience. He could not have grasped the languages and political theories by only studying books and being in a class room (Did Shakespeare Write His Plays?). As a commoner William would not have had enough money or any ways to travel to gain the knowledge needed to write the works and what he talks about in them. According to the people of Stratford he was known as a business not a play write.
The range of knowledge which he displays would only be expected of a man of extensive education during the time period that was familiar with the royal figures that are depicted in his works. The insufficient records have added even more mystery as none of the original manuscripts have survived and were possibly destroyed to conceal the identity of the actual author. Although Shakespeare is considered by many to be the greatest playwright of all time, much speculation surrounds his authenticity through theories based on linguistic and historical problems as well as criticism. Since the four centuries that have passed since Shakespeare’s times, several theories have been developed which claim that others may be the legitimate authors of his works. The playwrights usually focused on are Francis Bacon, Edward de Vere, William Stanley, Roger Manners and Christopher Marlowe.
Jurgens 1 The famous play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, has greatly influenced past societies and continues to be an influence in todayâ€™s society. There is not only one great influence either, as there are many smaller ones that have affected society. Of these influences, Macbeth has had its greatest impact on the movie and literature industries. In literature, the play is kept alive in more than one way. There are many full-length books that just discuss and explain the play of Macbeth.
From the writing style similarities, and the fact that Shakespeare never traveled outside of London while Bacon traveled and had family who travelled to some of the places in the plays, to the information used in the plays, information Shakespeare would not have had access5 to but Sir Francis Bacon would have. There are more reasons that Bacon could be the true Shakespeare than for most others. These are only a few of the many odd coincidences6, circumstances7, and similarities surrounding Sir Francis... ... middle of paper ... ...4) These facts lead to the question of why someone who was supposedly so eloquent as to be able to write such amazing plays would need someone else to write them down for him, and why did he seem unable to settle on a single spelling of his own name? Frequently, in Shakespeare’s plays the author would need to possess knowledge of both Hebrew and Italian. These facts, combined with Shakespeare’s lack of higher education or travel experience make Shakespeare an unlikely candidate for authorship.