Shakespeare by Another Name: The Biography of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, the Man Who Was Shakespeare

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Untreed Reads, Nov 4, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography
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The debate over the true author of the Shakespeare canon has raged for centuries. Astonishingly little evidence supports the traditional belief that Will Shakespeare, the actor and businessman from Stratford-upon-Avon, was the author. Legendary figures such as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Sigmund Freud have all expressed grave doubts that an uneducated man who apparently owned no books and never left England wrote plays and poems that consistently reflect a learned and well-traveled insider's perspective on royal courts and the ancient feudal nobility. Recent scholarship has turned to Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford-an Elizabethan court playwright known to have written in secret and who had ample means, motive and opportunity to in fact have assumed the "Shakespeare" disguise. "Shakespeare" by Another Name is the literary biography of Edward de Vere as "Shakespeare." This groundbreaking book tells the story of de Vere's action-packed life-as Renaissance man, spendthrift, courtier, wit, student, scoundrel, patron, military adventurer, and, above all, prolific ghostwriter-finding in it the background material for all of The Bard's works. Biographer Mark Anderson incorporates a wealth of new evidence, including de Vere's personal copy of the Bible (in which de Vere underlines scores of passages that are also prominent Shakespearean biblical references).
  

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Here. Let me distill for you the essence of this book, a phenomenal piece of shit that masquerades as history: William Shakespeare could not have written his plays because he was not rich. Only rich ... Read full review

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So far this book very much feels like someone's thesis paper. A little dry but very information heavy Read full review

Contents

1 THE EYE OF CHILDHOOD 15501562
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EVERMORE IN SUBJECTION 15621569
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TREASONS AND VILE INSTRUMENTS 15691572
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FOR MAKING A MAN 15731575
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THE FABLE OF THE WORLD 15751578
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IN BRAWL RIDICULOUS 15771582
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FORTUNES DEAREST SPITE 15821585
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TO THY RUDDER TIED BY TH STRINGS 15861589
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the 1604 question
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THE ASHBOURNE PORTRAIT OF SHAKESPEARE
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SHAKESPEARE BY ANOTHER NAMES DRAMATIS PERSONAE
410
THE COBBE PORTRAIT OF SHAKESPEARE
420
ANONYMOUS THE PRINCE TUDOR THEORY
422
THE SHAKESPEARE GUIDE TO ITALY
425
AUTHORS NOTE
427
USAGE NOTE
430

GENTLE MASTER WILLIAM 15891593
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THE SHARP RAZOR OF A WILLING CONCEIT 15931598
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BURIED BE 15981604
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EPILOGUE 16041623
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EDWARD DE VERES GENEVA BIBLE AND SHAKESPEARE
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THE SHAKESPEARE APOCRYPHA
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PHOTO CREDITS
431
FREQUENTLY CITED SOURCES
432
NOTES
436
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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Copyright

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Anderson works with Youth With A Mission. He is the founder Anderson works with Youth With A Mission. He is the founder and international director of YWAM Campaigns, one of the larand international director of YWAM Campaigns, one of the largest evangelistic ministries in the world--conducting signifgest evangelistic ministries in the world--conducting significant numbers of citywide evangelistic campaigns around the icant numbers of citywide evangelistic campaigns around the world each year. Anderson has also served as a pastor and chworld each year. Anderson has also served as a pastor and church planter in several different nations. Drawing on his maurch planter in several different nations. Drawing on his marketing background, he has a passion to develop new models trketing background, he has a passion to develop new models to evangelize and disciple the diverse peoples of the world. o evangelize and disciple the diverse peoples of the world.

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