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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. This relates to the question because it states that Shakespeare Stole or did not write the plays. According to Amanda Mabillard” A common piece of evidence cited by proponents of Bacon is the so-called ‘nonsense’ word found in Love’s Labours Lost-‘honorificabilitudinitatibus’. They claim that this is an anagram: ‘hi ludi F.Baconis nati tuiti orbi’ or ‘these plays born of F. Bacon are preserved for the world’ (Mabillard 2). This is saying that the plays were written by Francis Bacon. This relates to the question because it tells how Francis Bacon wrote the plays not Shakespeare. Shakespeare did not write the plays because he did not write the plays or plagiarized them.
Another reason Shakespeare did not write the plays because there is more evidence pointing toward Francis Bacon who has written many of his own plays. As published by Steven Dutch from the University of Wisconsin...

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...d most of it, he did not have the necessary education, and more evidence points toward Francis Bacon. Shakespeare put his name to the plays, Francis Bacon could have written the plays not Shakespeare, and Shakespeare did not have the necessary education. I tell you to do your own research if you disagree with me and find some valuable evidence yourself.

Work Cited
Dutch, Steven. "Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays?" Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays? University of Wisconsin, 5 Feb. 1998. Web. 28 Apr. 2014. .
Dutch, Steven. "Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays?" Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays? University of Wisconsin, 5 Feb. 1998. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. .
#1 Stevenson, Alexa. “Probing Question: Did Shakespeare Really Write All Those Plays?” News. N.p., 1 Dec. 2008 Web. 28 Apr. 2014
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