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    Other proposed “real Shakespeares” include Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Sir Francis Bacon, but currently, the most popular contender is Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. It seems that he was more likely to have written Shakespeare's work than William Shakespeare himself. As a noble, Edward de Vere was highly educated. He received degrees in the arts from Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He's known to have traveled extensively. At age 25, Edward had the opportunity to tour Europe, visiting Germany, France, and Italy. He's also documented to have been a poet and playwright. It has been implied that the Earl of Oxford created the pseudonym of Shakespeare to avoid persecution for writing that was often satirical or critical.…

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    Oxfordian’s believe that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, is the one who wrote some of most known plays and poems in English literature. There is enough evidence to support that Edward de Vere is the real Shakespeare. William Shakespeare,from Stratford-upon-Avon, was born in April of 1564. He was not the richest kid in town but he was able to go to Stratford's grammar school where he learned Latin and…

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    The authorship of all of Shakespeare’s genius literature is the biggest detective story. It is one that has brought curiosity to the world for centuries and is still very alive today. Has a man who had no evidence that he had ever gone to school, composed brilliant pieces of literature known to all of mankind? It is highly unlikely. There must have been someone else. Scholars are now speculating as to whether Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, is the true author of all of Shakespeare’s…

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    Let’s start with one of Shakespeare’s most famous works Hamlet. Hamlet is a tragedy piece about power. In short, one brother kills the other and marries his brother wife. This is some twisted shit! Could it be that “Shakespeare’s” son Hamnet, experienced similar tragedy in his life? But how could a son of a poor uneducated man become the prince? Edward de Vere had one son Henry de Vere. Who when reading into, he had similar conflict with power and marriage and gaining status. Could it be that…

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    similarities to de Vere’s life. The plays Shakespeare wrote were generally longer in length. These plays took hours to perform, let alone write. For Shakespeare to write all original plays in the quantity in which he did; it seems unrealistic for one man. Especially in Shakespeare’s short life of 52 years. People also try to argue that it was a form of flattery to the count. The attempt at flattery is a nice thought, but Hamlet was embellished and some concepts like murder and insanity could…

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    According to The Telegraph, “It is also thought possible that Sir Francis Bacon, writer of New Atlantis, essayist and scientist, could have penned the plays. Again there is little evidence to suggest this, apart from similarities in the plays to his own. The theory that Bacon could have written the plays was first put forward in 1856.” Another strong contender is William Stanly, and with the initials WS it’s not hard to understand why. According to The Telegraph, “He was the 6th Earl of Derby…

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    Edward De Vere received a considerable amount of education to be responsible for the plays. He is known to have composed, acted, and directed in an abundant amount of plays during the same time as the Shakespeare plays. Similar to Shakespeare, Edward was part of an acting group. According to the article entitled “Edward De Vere Authorship Argument”, “It is recognized by Oxfordians and Stratfordians alike that writing about royal courts, Italy and law required a certain prerequisite level of…

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    Is Shakespeare The True

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    illegible signatures on his plays and other works. Cutler also says that since Shakespeare didn’t get anything past grammar school education, that he should not have had such a vast vocabulary. The author also points out all the well-known people who are also Anti-Stratfordians such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and more. In Shakespeare’s will, there is not a single book, manuscript, play or anything that indicates he was a writer. Shakespeare’s works also had many different languages in them,…

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    Phonies, or a fake people are those with multiple identities. These people act different in public and private, or in different groups of people. Phonies have been criticized in literature for hundreds of years, but one of the most notable times, and possible the first time it was criticized was in Shakespeare's Othello. Shakespeare uses characters in Othello, such as Iago, Othello and Desdemona, to show how the worst of people usually have an extreme difference in their identities, while the…

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    Comparing Poetry

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    Comparing Poetry by William Shakespeare and Phillip Sidney William Shakespeare and Phillip Sidney’s sonnets (specifically, 130 for Shakespeare and 7 for Sidney) do similar things like comparing women to things in nature, but they come up with different conclusions in the end. For example, one could say that Shakespeare compares the woman in his poem to nature in order to prove that it isn’t necessary to be similar nature to make her beautiful and rare. Then, Sidney compares his lady, Stella, to…

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