Who Wrote Shakespeare?

Who Wrote Shakespeare? by John Michell 0500281130 9780500281130
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Was the most famous poet and writer of all time a fraud and a plagiarist? Was Shakespeare the upstart crow described by Greene as strutting in borrowed feathers, or Jonsons Poet-Ape who patched plays together from others work?<P>These questions have been debated ever since the eighteenth century, when the writing styles of Marlowe and other playwrights were discerned in such plays as Titus Andronicus. The orthodox view is that the author of the works of Shakespeare was, of course, the actor and businessman of Statford-upon-Avon. But the known facts about this man are surprisingly meager and contrast puzzlingly with the learned, courtly philosopher revealed in the sonnets and plays -- the universal genius and supreme stylist.<P>John Michells witty investigation of the theories and claims reads like a series of detective stories. By the end of the book even the most faithful disciples of the Bard will find themselves asking, Who Wrote Shakespeare

Author: John Michell

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 272

Publisher: Thames and Hudson

Publication Date: 1999-07-01

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