For all his fame and celebration, William Shakespeare remains a mysterious figure with regards to personal history. There are just two primary sources for information on the Bard: his works, and various legal and church documents that have survived from Elizabethan times. Naturally, there are many gaps in this body of information, which tells us little about Shakespeare the man. William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, allegedly on April 23, 1564. Church records from Holy Trinity Church indicate that he was baptized there on April 26, 1564.
In another attempt to find evidence to confirm or deny that Shakespeare authored his plays, who else could have written the plays must be considered. To illustrate, Steven Dutch writes, “Bacon Fra... ... middle of paper ... ...idence is contradictory. Work Cited "Alchin, L.K. "William Shakespeare The Lost Years." William Shakespeare.
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.
In 1564, a man was born by the name of William Shakespeare. He was born to a poor family, was given little education, and had no interaction with sophisticated society. Thirty-eight plays and over 150 sonnets are not attributed to this ignorant man. Those who believe that Shakespeare was the author have no definitive proof but instead point to Hamlet’s declaration: "The play’s the thing(Satchell 71)." The true author, however, lies hidden behind he name of Shakespeare. Edward de Vere the premier Earl of Oxford is not only considered a great poet in history, but he may also be the great playwright who concocted the sonnets and plays which are now attributed to William Shakespeare of Stratford, England.
Shakespeare was also an actor. Some of the documentation historians have about Shakespeare is the critiques of how awful of an actor he was. The main place where he acted and put on his plays was the Globe Lusher 2 Thea... ... middle of paper ... ...art) There is not a lot known about Shakespeare, but what historians do know lead some people to believe it would not be possible for him to write his own plays. The truth is historians may never know who truly wrote William Shakespeare’s works. There is no concrete evidence linking his work to another person other than himself writing them.
(Palmgren) Also, there is no known record of him ever owning a library. People argue that owning even a small library could not suffice enough poetic atmosphere for someone to write works like Shakespeare did. (Palmgren) Palmer Hall wrote, “There are in existence but six known examples of Shakespeare’s handwriting”. The only recorded writings are signatures and three of them are in his will. Trying to prove that Shakespeare may not have been familiar with pens, he was either given guidance o... ... middle of paper ... ...ts on the question of authorship”.
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.
Was the man we know as Shakespeare really the author of the "Shakespearean Works"? We know little about the man called Shakespeare, Did he really write the plays, or is he just a man that got confused within history? (Sobran 44) There is not even a correct spelling of this mans name, Some of the spellings include Shakspere, Shakespeare, And Shaxpere. Shakespeare, Is it the man, Or is it another? (Hayes 1D) Shakespeare is both fact and fiction, he was no concern until nearly two hundred years after he perished, and there is still no definite or probably will there ever be a conclusion to this mystery.
Drinkwater also said that mere book- knowledge in Shakespeare's works was usually incorrect because he used knowledge outside the range of his own experiences, with a "grand audacity." It is true that William Shakespeare attended grammar school in Stratford, and tha he acquired some competence in Latin and gained a limited knowledge of English history. There was a period of time in his life referred to as his "dark years," and this period of time may have been subjected to influences making for high culture. Records say too, that Shakespeare left Stratford in 1585 and went on the stage in 1590. During this time he could have attended Cambridge or worked in a lawyer's ... ... middle of paper ... ...Shakespeare's did.
His timeline can undoubtedly prove that he wrote plays, even though some of the plays were not produced until after he died, and that the ones that were produced are just as good as the plays produced after his death. Shakespeare even started producing plays before he died in 1616. For example,“In 1592 one of Shakespeare’s first plays were produced” (Chronology of Plays by William Shakespeare sec. 4) Also, since there is proof of the plays existing before he died and because he was famous; as well it would have been a lot harder for him to be able to use somebody elses plays and fake as being the real author. For example, “As published in Romeo and Juliet , Romeo and Juliet first performed in the autumn/winter of 1594” (Romeo and Juliet para.