Shakespeare Authorship Controversy

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William Shakespeare, born April 26th, 1564 was an English poet, playwright, and actor, mostly referred as the greatest writer in the English ¬¬language. Shakespeare is believed to have constructed thirty-eight plays, one hundred and fifty-four sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses. ."Did Shakespeare Write His Plays?") Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare’s father was an alderman, therefore Shakespeare did not attend any special schools or colleges. Shakespeare went to public schools. There are official documentation such as church and court records providing that Shakespeare was “real”. Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway on November 28th, 1582, in Worcester, in Canterbury Province. Their first child, a girl named Susanna, born May 26th, 1583. Two year later, on February 2th, 1585, twins Hamnet and Judith were born. Hamnet later then died of unknown causes at age eleven. The Shakespeare authorship question is the argument that someone other than William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the works under the name of William Shakespeare. Some people say that Shakespeare was a front to shield the identity of the real author or authors, who for some reason didn’t want the fame or the public interest. The authorship question was first questioned in the middle of the 19th century. Very little is known of Shakespeare’s personal life. The lack of biographic information has sometimes been taken as an indication of an attempt by government officials to get rid of all traces of Shakespeare from the historical record and to conceal the true author’s identity. For example, a lack of attendance records for Stratford’s grammar school is taken as suggesting that they have been destroyed... ... middle of paper ... ...l 23rd, 1616 in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Shakespeare’s will left most of his large estate to his oldest daughter, Susanna. ("The Biography of William Shakespeare.") He instructed her to pass it down to “the first son of her body.” Susanna only had one daughter, Elizabeth, who married twice but then died without having any children in 1670, which ending the Shakespeare name. ("Featured Articles.") In summation, many people believe different theories of who the real William Shakespeare is. Whoever the real William Shakespeare was, whether it was Sir Francis Bacon, Edward da Vere, William Stanley, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Henry Neville, Mary Sidney Herbert, Queen Elizabeth I, or even a whole group of people. They were truly the “Bard of Avon” or the “greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.”
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