Having been summoned home to Denmark from school in Germany to attend his father's funeral, he is shocked to find his mother Gertrude already remarried. The Queen has wed Hamlet's Uncle Claudiusthe dead king's brother.
Authorship Links Home There are enough conspiracy theories out there regarding the works of Shakespeare or attributed to Shakespeare, if you prefer that entire careers have been built upon positing alternate candidates for the true authorship of the works.
Whether or not the claim of Shakespeare is legitimate, the burden of proof would seem to lie on those who wish to discredit the Bard. On the other hand, it's only fair to give attention to this debate as it has been ongoing for quite some time and shows no signs of waning anytime soon.
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford: This contemporary of Shakespeare has been strongly advanced since the s as the true author of Shakespeare's plays.
PBS aired a " Frontline " special on the subject. Francis Bacon, Philosopher and Writer: Bacon has been a traditional favorite of the anti-Stratford camp, and retains a high place on the list of potential candidates. Bacon proponents point toward Bacon's learning, his correspondences and memoirs most notably, his notebook, Promusas well as ciphers and other coincidences.
Although Bacon was an undisputed man of letters, his style and expression vary greatly from that of Shakespeare's works.
Bacon also produced such a voluminous output of his own, it's hard to conceive of him finding spare time enough to produce the quality output of work attributed to the Bard. Marlowe would be the ultimate ghost writer, as he was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl in However, there are those that say Marlowe really didn't die; according to some, he was actually an occasional spy in the employ of the Crown.
This eventually necessitated a fake death, after which Marlowe went on for an undetermined number of years penning poetry and plays under the nom de plume of Shakespeare.
There have been dozens of other such nominations since the Bard's death, and none have yet presented proof enough to discredit the man from Stratford.
In the interest of having the dissident voices heard, however, I've provided links to some good sites for the interested.Anonymous: Hollywood’s Shakespeare Authorship Controversy The new movie Anonymous says Shakespeare was a fraud and has literary scholars screaming “Fie!” Chris Lee examines the battle royale.
The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to investigating the Shakespeare authorship question and disseminating the evidence that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, is the true author of the poems and plays published under the pseudonym "William Shakespeare.".
The Shakespeare authorship question is the argument that someone other than William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the works attributed to him. Scholars say all these converge to confirm William Shakespeare's authorship.
in the February issue of Current Literature. Featured External Sites; Oxfraud When the Shakespeare Authorship page began in , an analysis of the issue of authorship of william shakespeare it was the only site on the Internet dedicated to countering claims that someone other than William Shakespeare wrote the lion's share of the works professional literary historians have always assigned to Shakespeare The Authorship Debate.
Sir Francis Bacon: Cryptic ciphers were hugely popular at this time and supporters of Bacon have found many ciphers in Shakespeare’s texts concealing the identity of Bacon as the true author of Shakespeare’s plays and poems. The Shakespeare Authorship Page Dedicated to the Proposition that Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare Contents.
the second dealing with the education issue. Were Shakespeare's Plays Written by an Aristocrat? Charlton Ogburn's book The Mysterious William Shakespeare is generally considered the most thorough exposition of the Oxfordian case; it.