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The case for Shakespeare : the end of the authorship question

Author: Scott McCrea
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While gaps in the biographical record for William Shakespeare continue to confound literary scholars, McCrea here concludes that he was, indeed, the playwright and poet we have always thought him to be. This literary forensics case follows the trail of evidence in the historical record and in the plays and poems themselves. It investigates the counterclaims for other authors and the suppositions that the real  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCrea, Scott.
Case for Shakespeare.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2005
(OCoLC)607349790
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: Scott McCrea
ISBN: 027598527X 9780275985271
OCLC Number: 56065174
Awards: Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles, 2005 2005 (United States)
Description: xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Two Shakespeares --
The third man --
The vacuum --
Reasonable doubts --
Lawyer's fingers --
The courtier's tongue --
The sonneteer --
Footprints in the garden --
Suspects --
The accused --
Motive and means --
Have the body --
The logjam --
Grief and strife --
All conspiracy theories are alike.
Responsibility: Scott McCrea.
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"While gaps in the biographical record for William Shakespeare continue to confound literary scholars, McCrea here concludes that he was, indeed, the playwright and poet we have always thought him to be. This literary forensics case follows the trail of evidence in the historical record and in the plays and poems themselves. It investigates the counterclaims for other authors and the suppositions that the real author of the works must have been a soldier, a scholar, a lawyer, a courtier, and a traveler to Italy. In spirited detail, McCrea carefully takes apart the case for other authors and proves the case conclusively."--Jacket.

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"McCrea establishes conclusively that Shakespeare, the Stratford-born actor--not Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, or Marlowe, Bacon, or anyone else--did in fact compose the works attributed to Read more...

 
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