Searching for William Shakespeare Analytical Essay by thrite

Searching for William Shakespeare
Looks at the controversial question of who really wrote the works credited to the man named William Shakespeare.
# 147515 | 1,815 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on May 05, 2011 in Drama and Theater (English) , History (Leaders) , Literature (English) , Shakespeare (General)


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Description:

This paper explains that there are indications that the works of William Shakespeare could not have been written by this man from Stratford but rather by another party who, by virtue of his position or circumstances, could not take credit for his own masterful writings. The paper supports this argument by citing that the man from Stratford, born of illiterate parents, had no record of schooling. In addition, many distinct styles are represented in his works and there is no evidence of a will despite the possibility of his having an extensive estate. The paper suggests that Christopher Marlowe or more likely Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford is really "Shakespeare".

From the Paper:

"Another interesting thing to consider when attempting to unravel the mysteries surrounding the plays of William Shakespeare deals with his death. One of the most commonly pointed-to pieces of evidence used to support the notion that Shakespeare of Avon did not write the plays attributed to him has to do with what is (or more tellingly, what is not) contained therein. First of all there is no mention in the will whatsoever about any books. This in itself is strange. Furthermore there is no mention of any kinds of furniture or chests or dressers or any other items that might conceivably contain books."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cutting, Bonner Miller. "Shakespeare's Will. . .Considered Too Curiously". Brief Chronicles: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Authorship Studies 1.0 (2009). 169-191. Print.
  • Delahoyde, Michael. "Edward de Vere's Hand in Titus Andronicus. Brief Chronicles: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Authorship Studies 1.0 (2009). 155-168. Print.
  • Frazer, Winifred. "Censorship in the Strange Case of William Shakespeare: A Body for the Canon. Brief Chronicles: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Authorship Studies 1.0 (2009). 9-28. Print.
  • Showerman, Earl. "Shakespeare's Many Much Ado's: Alcestis, Hercules, and Love's Labours Wonne". Brief Chronicles: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Authorship Studies 1.0 (2009). 109-140. Print.
  • Waugaman, Richard M. "The Psychology of Shakespearean Biography". Brief Chronicles: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Authorship Studies 1.0 (2009). 29-39. Print.

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