Who Really Wrote Shakespeare's Work Essay

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Who really wrote Shakespeare's works?

One of the most well-known writers in history is also one of the most controversial writers. William Shakespeare has been credited to thirty-eight plays, but did he actually write all of them. The debate whether he wrote all of his plays has been debated for generations. One of the main reasons was if his education level was high enough to be a world-famous writer. But if Shakespeare didn't write his works, then who did? One of the most controversial and accused writers was Sir Francis Bacon. Sir Francis Bacon was a great scientist and a great writer. He was a well-educated man and his educated level was higher and more advanced than William Shakespeare.
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Christopher Marlowe would have been the perfect ghost writer. He was killed in a tavern fight in 1953. Legend has it that Christopher Marlowe really didn't die. He was a spy of the Queen and able to fake his death. Supposedly Marlowe went on writing the works credited to Shakespeare for many years under the pin name of Shakespeare.

The fact that there is no really convincing evidence the story is at the back of the line. Ever since Shakespeare death many have tried to discredit Shakespeare as the writer, but none have seriously threatened the man from Stratford.

In 1564, William Shakespeare was born in Stratford, a small town in northwest of London. His father name was John Shakespeare and his mother was Mary Arden Shakespeare. John Shakespeare was a glove maker and also held a position in the local government. When William Shakespeare was seven when he attended the Stratford Grammar School. This school was a strict, dull and demanding school. The teacher's weren't known for stirring the imagination of the student, they just studied the basics.

Shakespeare started as a actor and got his foot in the door. With his acting experience in theatre he began writing. By 1594, he was huge in the London theatre business. He wrote about two plays a year when he was with Lord Chamberlain's men.


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