The big question is who is the real author of Shakespeare? Most people say that’s obvious and say Shakespeare, but is that the real case. Well, in this case they are wrong. The real author of the Shakespeare is Edward de Vere. The evidence is in the education, mysterious behavior, information saying Shakespeare wasn’t the real author, Shakespeare being the undercover name, and the clues that Oxford is the real author. Most people just want to jump to the conclusion that Shakespeare couldn’t have written the plays. All because he didn’t go to a good school like “Oxford” (“Shakespeare really Talented”). This is evidence that shows he couldn’t have written the plays, because it shows that he really did not have the right education to have come up with the wonderful pieces of art work still used today. A good school will help improve your creative abilities. No one can force education at an actual school, but it helps oneself to widen the horizon of their ability. Also, creativity can not be weighed or judged on the education a person receives, but because it comes from within the person. This is a style that can not be taught, but very well can be enhanced with education. This is the way art work can be taken to a higher level by having the creativity within oneself. There are clues that the Earl of Oxford is the real author, of the Shakespeare plays. “Their evidence for Oxford as author is as questionable as their belief is impassioned”. They discovered, for example, in a 1578 address to Oxford by fellow poet Gabriel Harvey, a tell-tale clue: Harvey says, “Thine eyes flash fire, they will shakes spears…..”[emphasis added] – an unmistakable reference to the Bard! Unfortunately, this is a rogue translation of the Latin words,... ... middle of paper ... ... should encourage Oxfordians. It is very difficult for people to find out about Shakespeare’s life since their is no book on his life, and there is little evidence showing that he really was the author. Therefore, the Earl of Oxford is the true author of the Shakespeare plays. The evidence is all right here. Works Cited Contested will: who wrote Shakespeare? By James Shapiro Did Shakespeare Write “Shakespeare”? Much Ado About Nothing By Joe Nickell Schama, Simon. “The Shakespeare Shakdown”. Newsweek 24 Oct. 2011: 24. Student Edition: Web.1 Nov. 2013. “Shakespeare Really Was that Talented” States News service 1 Nov. 2011. Expanded Academic ASAP. Web 31 Oct. 2013. Whalen, Richard F. “Shakespeare’s biographical problems heat up”. Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter 47.2 (2011): 9t. Academic one file Web. 31 Oct 2013.
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William Shakespeare is widely regarded as on the of the best playwrights and poets to have ever existed. “It is a widely speculated topic that William Shakespeare did not write the poems and that up to about 50 other poets could have writen them.”("Shakespeare facts: Read," 2011) “William Shakespeare is the second most quoted writer in the english language.” ("Shakespeare facts: Read," 2011) It is widely speculated that the true Shakespeare is actually Edward De Vere. I firmlybelieve Shakespeare was not the true playwright because of his lack of education, lack of upper class etiquette, and the different penmanship over time.
It is often a subject of debate amongst literary scholars and to this day it is a great mystery to the world. This question has many possible answers. Among the most likely are Edward de Vere, Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, and, of course, William Shakespeare. There are a few other mentioned possibilities, but there is so little evidence for them that they do not appear worthy of mention. Each of the proposed authors have different traits and their own pieces of evidence suggesting that they are the true authors of Shakespeare, but only one theory can be true, or can they? Is it possible that there is more than one author of Shakespeare's work? These lead to the biggest question, however. Who really wrote the famous works of Shakespeare?
There seems to be a great discussion on whether or not Shakespeare is the true author of the plays associated with his name. The internet seems to be full of essays, discussion boards and book reviews all dealing with this particular topic and most of the people submitting them are very forceful and definitive about their positions. In just a few hours of searching I found well over a thousand pages dealing with the original source of the works of art assigned to Shakespeare's name. The most disappointing part was that none of the essays I read even suggested the possibility of Shakespeare just "borrowing" information and topics from other playwrights and authors. They were all mainly interested in the man who actually put the words on paper. Not only did this decrease their usefulness for this particular paper but also they made it seem like the person who wrote the plays down on paper had some particular lawful ownership over them. This was not true though.
Consequently, some conserves say that the Earl of Oxford would be more suited for making the plays that Shakespeare wrote. According to Joe Nickels “In 1987 a moot-court debate on the Oxford-Versus-Shakespeare controversy was held at the American University. It was presided by three U.S. Supreme Court Justices… Stevens pointedly concluded the ‘the Oxdordian case suffers from not having a single, coherent theory of the case’ (qtd. In Bethell 1991, 47)” (Nickells sec 4). This means that the Supreme Court Justices did not support the theory of the Oxdordian, and would not support the theory that the Earl of Oxford could make Shakespeare’s plays. This helps to understand why the Earl of Oxford could not have made Shakespeare’s outstanding play. With all the evidence that is presented there would be no doubt that only Shakespeare could write the plays. In addition to Joe Nickells, Alexa Stevenson quotes “The most popular answer of the anti-Stratford theories are that the plays attributed to Shakespeare were written by the Earl of Oxford … Oxford died in 1604, and significant evidence indicates that some of Shakespeare’s work was produced years later” (Stevenson para 5). This explains why Earl of Oxford could not write Shakespeare’s plays, because he was dead when more were written. This shows conserves that Oxfo...
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.
The Oxfordian theory of Shakespeares authorship is the theory that Edward De Vere, the 17th earl of Oxford, wrote the plays that were accredited to William Shakespeare of Stratford. 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. Edward was very good at writing plays and his contacts with Queen Elizabeth and The Earl of Southapton were very helpful with getting his plays out and public. The name William Shakespeare was just a pen name that was used by Edward De Vere to cover up his identity because playwriting was “beneath the dignity of nobility. Powerful people, like Lord Burghley, and even Queen Elizabeth, would have been embarrass...
James, D.G. (Excerpt from a series of lectures delivered in 1965 at University College, London.) The Shakespeare Criticism Volume 8. Gale Research Inc., Detroit. 1989: 429-434.
Ever since the author's background has been questioned, scholars and other people have debated over who wrote the famous plays and sonnets that have the name William Shakespeare signed on them. Many alternative candidates have been presented, such as Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. However, these people do not have strong or valid arguments to support their theories. Based on biographical evidence, Shakespeare, not Edward de Vere, most likely wrote Shakespearean works. The arguments for other candidates like de Vere are not strong enough to show that Shakespeare did not write Shakespearean works.
William Shakespeare is famous all around the world for his playwrights but is he really the one who wrote them or did someone else. You may be wondering where you would come up with such an accusation. Well, there is evidence that supports that William Shakespeare wrote his plays and there is also information supporting the other side of the argument that is claiming that Shakespeare didn’t write his plays.
Throughout the United States and the entire world people are aware of Shakespeare; however, many people wonder why society wants their citizens to continue to read William Shakespeare’s plays and poems. Shakespeare continues to influence today’s environment and brings people together by speaking of a common author that most people know. All across the world, students must read at least one of Shakespeare’s works; which often develop those children who read his works into better writers. During the Elizabethan Era, William Shakespeare experienced an uneventful childhood and had a basic education; however, his life still seems to be shrouded with mystery and raises the argument that he was not only the most successful, but also the most mysterious playwright, actor, and poet from that time period.