Authorship Controversy

Courtney Johnson

WIll the real William Shakespeare please stand up?

In 1974, a magazine article was written in Harvard magazine by Charlton Ogburn that suggested Edward De Vere really was the author of Shakespeare's plays.

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Edward De Vere was the 17th Earl of Oxford. The son of Queen Elizabeth, the lover of the same Queen Elizabeth (some years later), and the real author of the works commonly attributed to William Shakespeare.

Fancies Bacon was the first alternative candidate suggested as the author of Shakespeare plays. Because his philosophical ideas matched Shakespeare plays.

Christpher Marlowe lived the same time as Shakespeare. There are more than a hundred duplicate lines in the world of Shakespeare taken from previous writings of Marlowe.

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My opinion

I think that there is more than one Shakespeare, but only one of them is the best writer and yes they should all get credit. I think each and everyone is the real Shakespeare.