What Are The Major Flaws In Shakespeare's Work

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After studying the novel Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson, I've come to the conclusion that Shakespeare was the real author of his work. Throughout this whole novel Bryson provides a lot of evidence to support the opinion that Shakespeare wrote his plays himself. I agree with Bryson because most of the information in Shakespeare's plays line up with Shakespeare himself, and because all of the theories that have been developed about Shakespeare's work have major flaws in them.

Many critics believe that Shakespeare was not educated enough to be a great playwright. This is one of the main reasons that many people think Shakespeare did not write his plays. Although Shakespeare is more educated than most people believe. Shakespeare
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This theory was developed by J. Thomas Looney in 1918. J. Looney built his theory around the belief that Shakespeare didn't travel enough to be able to write about all of the things that he included in his plays. That belief lead him to Ed de Vere. Vere was well traveled, well educated, and had some connections to the theatre. It really seemed like Ed de Vere was the author of Shakespeare's plays, but just like all the other theories, this theory had many flaws. One flaw in this theory was that Ed de Vere did not have the personality to produce the type of writing that Shakespeare did. Shakespeare's writing was compassionate and calm, while de Veres personality was angry and arrogant. Ed de Vere was also very young and vain when most of Shakespeare's plays were coming out. Since he was very vain it doesn't make sense that he would let someone else get all the credit and fame for his hard work. The novel states that “Looney never produced evidence to explain why Ed de Vere-a man of boundless vanity-would seek to hide his identity.” (Page: 189). Lastly, the biggest flaw in the Ed de Vere theory was that Ed passed away before many of Shakespeare's plays were even published. Some believe that de Vere may have left writing for Shakespeare before his death but it seems highly unlikely that he would have planned out tons of writing before he passed

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