The Shakespeare Claimants: A Critical Survey of the Four Principal Theories Concerning the Authorship of the Shakespearean Plays

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Psychology Press, Dec 23, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 320 pages
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This edition first published in 1962.

The Shakespeare Claimants is a critical survey of the great controversy that has raged over the authorship of the Shakespearean plays. It provides the general reader with an outline history of this controversy and with a full description and analysis of the main anti-Stratfordian arguments. This book concentrates on the four main claimants: Bacon, Oxford, Derby and Marlowe.

The book contains an extensive bibliography and footnotes to guide the reader through the text.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION page
9
DENIGRATION OF AN ACTOR
31
THE CASE FOR FRANCIS BACON
48
THE CASE FOR THE OXFORD SYNDICATE
72
THE CASE FOR LORD DERBY
91
THE CASE FOR CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
124
PARALLELISMS AND THE PROMUS
153
vni SHAKESPEARES SCHOLARSHIP AND VOCABULARY
172
THE NORTHUMBERLAND MS
224
THE FEUDAL ARISTOCRAT
236
PORTRAITS AND MONUMENTS
246
FOUR MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS
258
A TUGOFWAR WITH THE FIRST FOLIO
268
VICE VERSA
289
CONFUSIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
301
BIBLIOGRAPHY
309

METAMORPHOSES OF THE SONNETS
189
RICHARD n AND THE MISSING LINK
203
THE HIDDEN HAND IN AS YOU LIKE IT
210
APPENDIX
312
INDEX
314
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