However, many Oxfordians believe that the monument originally depicted Shakespeare holding a sack, and that it was subsequently altered to depict him as a writer. However, the evidence is overwhelmingly against the Oxfordian scenario. InLillian Schwartz tried to put a scientific gloss on such speculations when she wrote an article for Scientific American which used computer modelling to suggest that the Droeshout portrait is actually of Queen Elizabeth.
Timeline The traditional Stratford view; Shakespeare did write 37 plays and sonnets. Most academics agree that William Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare. Evidence for the Bard having written his plays comes from the First Folio of This book compiled 36 of William's plays, recording and publishing them for the first time.
John Hemminges and Henry Condell even remark of their late playwright that "His mind and hand went together and what he thought, he uttered with that easiness that we have scarce received from him a blot in his papers.
This can be specifically read within the Folio. Proof that the famous Bard was also a poet is equally clear; his first poem Venus and Adonis was published in Criticisms by other playwrights also suggest he authored his work.
Ben Jonson, his rival and friend, also criticized his work in Timber: Francis Meres criticized the Bard's work as "mellifluous" and honey tongued in his Palladis Tamia.
Could Voltaire, Robert Greene, Samuel Pepys, Francis Meres and Ben Jonson have all suffered from a massive case of mistaken identity in the close-knit theatre world to which they largely belonged?Five of the essays were by Oxfordians, arguing that the Earl of Oxford wrote the works of Shakespeare, while five were by Shakespeare scholars arguing that William Shakespeare was the author.
The William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon and the William Shakespeare working in London were two separate people. They have been falsely connected by historians.
Someone called William Shakespeare did work with Burbage’s theater company at The Globe, but did not write the plays. The traditional (Stratford) view; Shakespeare did write 37 plays and sonnets. Most academics agree that William Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare. The Oxford arguments: Why Shakespeare could not have authored his works.
The most common reasons Oxfordian's present for Shakespeare not authoring his works are as .
Its co-author John Hemminges was also a shareholder of the Globe and belonged to the same acting company (The Lord Chamberlain’s Men later named The King’s men) as did Shakespeare and so would have been privy to the true author.
Transcript of Authenticity of Shakespeare's Works. Who is the Author of Shakespeare's Plays? William Shakespeare Argument Two: Signed Works Anonymous authorship was common in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries when Shakespeare composed and published his works.