(Hoffman 27) But, he reiterated this belief nineteen years later, stating, "They are magnificent! Only, William Shakespeare of Stratford-on- Avon never wrote the plays and poems." (Hoffman 27) Crime, guilt, fraud, exile, hate, deceit, and murder are all woven into this shroud of authorship that hides the identity of the world's most renowned writer. Cranks have proposed over fifty candidates for authorship, from Queen Elizabeth to the Jesiuts. Although many doubt that William Shakespeare ever wrote the works attributed to him, some still resort to pro-Shakespearean arguments.
Also According to Alexa Stevenson “The most popular of the anti-stafordian theories is that the plays attributed to Shakespeare were written by Earl of Oxford… Oxford died in 1604, and significant evidence indicates that some of Shakespeare’s work was produced years later”(Alexa Stvenson para 5). Why would someone, like Shakespeare, wait so many years to produce the plays if they already had them? The most logical opinion would be to produce the plays as soon as they got them. Shakespeare produced his plays way after Earl died to only make his innocence that much more. Shakespeare cases have been proved over and over again that there is not enough evidence to sa... ... middle of paper ... ... Work Cited History.com Staff.
Oxfordians believe he is the writer behind William Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets because of his talent as a poet and playwright and his contacts with Queen Elizabeth I and The Earl of Southampton. His academic achievements and his extensive travels along with the different languages he knows supports the evidence that Edward De Vere is the Author of the plays. Edward De Vere grew up as the earl of oxford because his father died when he was a boy. Edward received degrees from oxford University and Cambridge University. He also studied at Gray’s Inn where many plays took place.
Shakespeare became England’s foremost writer practically overnight, when he was merely an unknown actor. He resided in England throughout the peri... ... middle of paper ... ...at are at an inconsistency. Anti-Stratfordians dispute that there are as innumerable as 12 divergent accounts of Shakespeare's misspelling his name, or adding spaces or hyphens in odd places. These signatures not only question Shakespeare's literacy but also rouse uncertainty as to if ever the same man signed each and every one of them. Anti-Stratfordians dispute that the Shakespeare authorship subject matter has a less to do with verifying the illiteracy of William Shakespeare from Stratford-Upon-Avon and more to do with proving that a figure of men could have used Shakespeare's name as a pseudonym.
Perhaps education and social standing are overrated when it comes to intellectual virtuosity. Though the evidence for Oxford as the author of the Shakespearean canon is impressive, the lowly man from Stratford remains the true Bard. In an article for the New York Times, William Niederkorn, a playwright and editor, notes that Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford was first nominated as a candidate for the Shakespearean authorship in 1920 by J. Thomas L... ... middle of paper ... ...thman and Terry Ross. 7 April 2004. 15 March 2004 <http://shakespeareauthorship.com>.
It means that Looney may found the real author who authored the plays. This also shows that William Shakespeare may not be the author at all. According to this quote,” Periods in which Shakespeare wrote typically did not include the authors name at all,” (Khapp Para. 4), it gives us a feeling that we might have some strong evidence. This clearly shows that someone else may have wrote the plays but did not include their name, so William thought he could plagiarize and pretend he wrote them.
These subjects include music, law, the Bible, military science, the stage, art, politics, the sea, history, hunting, woodcraft, and sports. Yet as far as scholars know, Shakespeare had no professional experience in any thing other then theater. Shortly after he married at the age of 18, Shakespeare left Stratford to seek his fortune in the theatrical world of London. Within a few years, he had become one of the city's leading actors and playwrights. By 1612, when he seems to have partially retired to Stratford, Shakespeare had become England's most popular playwright.
The Renaissance Era produced many great legends whose legacies left an impact on our society today. William Davenant was one of the important figures whose achievements helped to restore English literature. Those who are well versed in theater have long debated who William Davenant was and why he was important. William Davenant was rumored to be Shakespeare’s son, was crucial to the Restoration, and was a famous English poet and playwright who changed the scope of literature. Born in Oxford, England in February of 1606, William Davenant’s life was interesting from the moment of his birth.
At the time of Shakespeare's death, such luminaries as Ben Jonson hailed him as the apogee of Renaissance theater. [IMAGE] [IMAGE] [IMAGE] Shakespeare's works were collected and printed in various editions in the century following his death, and by the early eighteenth century his reputation as the greatest poet ever to write in English was well established. The unprecedented admiration garnered by his works led to a fierce curiosity about Shakespeare's life, but the dearth of biographical information has left many details of Shakespeare's personal history shrouded in mystery. Some scholars have concluded from this lack and from Shakespeare's modest education that his plays were actually written by someone else-Francis Bacon and the Earl of Oxford are the two most popular candidates. The evidence for this claim, however, is overwhelmingly circumstantial, and few take the theory very seriously.
(“William Shakespeare.” Biography). Some people debated over Shakespeare’s works saying that he was not the one who wrote all those sonnets and play... ... middle of paper ... ...’s play, The Canterbury Tales, and Chaucer’s iambic pentameter, Shakespeare was able to produce various plays and poems that have become very famous worldwide and taught throughout English literature; As well as Plutarch, also, with his famous work, Parallel Lives and his interesting plot ideas, Shakespeare was able to succeed in writing his plays for many people to enjoy. At young, Shakespeare endeavored to gain knowledge and has used those who he found interesting as his inspiration to help himself in creating the ideas for his plays and poetry. Even though some people may have doubted his work and his existence, he has worked hard to help himself get where he wanted and overcame the obstacles he had to get through in his life in order to produce beautiful poetry and fascinating plays for everyone all over the world to enjoy and understand for many more centuries.