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William Shakespeare or A Different Author?

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When books are thought of, it's usually by the author. The author comes up with the ideas for the plot, storyline, characters,etc. But with shakespeare, that's seems to be a different case. Throughout the past couple of years, there has been something known as the “Authorship Debate”. People seem to be coming up with theories that Shakespeare himself, didn't write the play, but someone else. During that era, if you were of high standing, you weren't allowed to write without facing some sort of prejudice. Many people believe that someone of high standings wrote it and Shakespeare took credit for it, with the high standing person's permission, so they wouldn't get bite by the bug. There are countless theories of who the writer might actually be but the main suspects are Shakespeare himself, Edward de Vere, Sir Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, William Stanley, Roger Manners, Sir Walter Raleigh and Mary Sidney Herbert.
The first to be presumed the writer is Shakespeare himself. William Shakespeare was an actor in the troupe or company that performed William Shakespeare's plays. On May 16, in 1903, the troupe was licensed as the King's Men. On that list was William Shakespeare and his fellow members (How).In Ben Jonson's 1616 folio of Works, he listed all the actors of each play. In 1598, “Will Shakespeare” was listed for Every Man in His Humor. When Shakespeare bought the Blackfriar Greenhouse, John Hemmnyg was the trustee for the buying, stating that William Shakespeare Stratford-upon-Avon, was the one who bought the house. William Shakespeare was also noted as a poet when in 1615, Edmund Howes published a list of “Our moderne, and present excellent Poets” in John Stow's Annales, “M. Willi. Shakespeare gentlemen” was listed on ...

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