The Case for Shakespeare: The End of the Authorship Question (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 280 pages
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While gaps in the biographical record for William Shakespeare continue to confound literary scholars, McCrea here concludes that he was, indeed, the playwright and poet we have always thought him to be. This literary forensics case follows the trail of evidence in the historical record and in the plays and poems themselves. It investigates the counterclaims for other authors and the suppositions that the real author of the works must have been a soldier, a scholar, a lawyer, a courtier, and a traveler to Italy. In spirited and fascinating detail, McCrea carefully takes apart the case for other authors and proves the case conclusively.

While gaps in the biographical record for William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon continue to confound literary scholars, McCrea here concludes that he was, indeed, the playwright and poet we have always thought him to be. This literary forensics case follows the trail of evidence in the historical record and in the plays and poems themselves. It investigates the counterclaims for other authors and the suppositions that the real author of the works must have been a soldier, a scholar, a lawyer, a courtier, and a traveler to Italy. In spirited and fascinating detail, McCrea carefully takes apart the case for other authors and proves the case conclusively.

Unlike other books that make the case for one or another candidate for the real Shakespeare, this book makes the case for the Bard of Avon even as it considers the alternative arguments for other authors and presents the evidence against them. Special attention is paid to the leading contender, Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, but like other conspiracy theories, this one is put to rest through a detailed combing of the clues and a convincing presentation of the facts. In the end, readers will be reassured as to the identity of the real Shakespeare, who was, and is, the glover's son from Avon.

  

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Review: The Case for Shakespeare: The End of the Authorship Question

User Review  - Tom Delise - Goodreads

Persuasively makes the case that Shakespeare was the true author of the works attributed to him . . . as if there was any doubt excpet for snobby, uninformed conspiracy theorists. Read full review

Review: The Case for Shakespeare: The End of the Authorship Question

User Review  - Cory Howell - Goodreads

This book is well worth reading, for anyone interested in the so-called Authorship Controversy over Shakespeare. McCrea does to the "anti-Stratfordians" exactly what Toto does to the Wizard of Oz--he pulls back the curtain, to reveal the hollowness of the anti-Shakespeare movement. Read full review

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Contents

The Third Man
16
Reasonable Doubts
53
Lawyers Fingers
80
The Sonneteer
102
Footprints in the Garden
115
Suspects
129
The Accused
154
Motive and Means
166
Have the Body
180
The Logjam
192
Grief and Strife
208
All Conspiracy Theories Are Alike
215
Notes
225
Bibliography
251
Index
263
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About the author (2005)

Scott McCrea is on the faculty of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film at the State University of New York, Purchase College.

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