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Shakespeare beyond doubt : evidence, argument, controversy

Author: Paul Edmondson; Stanley Wells
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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"Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? The authorship question has been much treated in works of fiction, film and television, provoking interest all over the world. Sceptics have proposed many candidates as the author of Shakespeare's works, including Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe and Edward De Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford. But why and how did the authorship question arise and what does surviving evidence  Read more...
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Edmondson; Stanley Wells
ISBN: 9781107017597 1107017599 9781107603288 1107603285
OCLC Number: 819741450
Description: xiv, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: General introduction / Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells --
Part I. Sceptics: 1. The unreadable Delia Bacon / Graham Holderness; 2. The case for Bacon / Alan Stewart; 3. The case for Marlowe / Charles Nicholl; 4. The life and theatrical interests of Edward de Vere, seventeenth Earl of Oxford / Alan H. Nelson; 5. The unusual suspects / Matt Kubus --
Part II. Shakespeare as Author: 6. Theorizing Shakespeare's authorship / Andrew Hadfield; 7. Allusions to Shakespeare to 1642 / Stanley Wells; 8. Shakespeare as collaborator / John Jowett; 9. Authorship and the evidence of stylometrics / MacDonald P. Jackson; 10. What does textual evidence reveal about the author? / James Mardock and Eric Rasmussen; 11. Shakespeare and Warwickshire / David Kathman; 12. Shakespeare and school / Carol Rutter; 13. Shakespeare tells lies / Barbara Everett --
Part III. A Cultural Phenomenon: Did Shakespeare Write Shakespeare?: 14. 'This palpable device': authorship and conspiracy in Shakespeare's life / Kathleen E. McLuskie; 15. Amateurs and professionals: regendering Bacon / Andrew Murphy; 16. Fictional treatments of Shakespeare's authorship / Paul Franssen; 17. The 'declaration of reasonable doubt' / Stuart Hampton-Reeves; 18. 'There won't be puppets, will there?': 'Heroic' authorship and the cultural politics of Anonymous / Douglas M. Lanier; 19. 'The Shakespeare establishment' and the Shakespeare authorship discussion / Paul Edmondson --
Afterword / James Shapiro --
A selected reading list / Hardy Cook.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells.
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Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? This authoritative collection of essays brings fresh perspectives to bear on an intriguing cultural phenomenon.  Read more...

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'Until now no book has provided the comprehensive evidence necessary to satisfy those 'Reasonable Doubters'.' James Shapiro, Columbia University, and author of Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? Read more...

 
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