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460 Years Ago, Shakespeare Was Born Here. Or Somewhere.

Every year, millions flock to Stratford-upon-Avon, England, to visit the house known as Shakespeare’s Birthplace. But was he really born there? A whole industry depends on it.

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    The Secret Seeker | The Harvard Kenneth C. Griffin Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

    How ciphers shaped early modern English literature and inspire us to look more closely at texts we think we know.

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      The Real Shakespeare? Evidence Points To Earl

      In the final part of Morning Edition's series about Shakespeare, co-host Renee Montagne examines the theory that the Earl of Oxford — not the man from Stratford — is actually the bard and author of the world's most famous plays.

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        Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays? Debate Goes On

        Centuries later, doubts persist that William Shakespeare penned the works that bear his name. Skeptics include not only scholars but also famous folks, ranging from Orson Welles to Mark Twain.

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        Opinion | Shakespeare Doubters (Published 2005)

        To the Editor: Re ''The Shakespeare Code, and Other Fanciful Ideas From the Traditional Camp'' (Essay, Arts pages, Aug. 30):

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          Professor's expertise in Shakespeare leads to top faculty honor | ASU News

           Jonathan Bate has played many parts — scholar of Shakespeare, author, professor, actor, director, playwright, critic, poet, radio presenter and one of the creators of the relatively new discipline of ecocriticism. He was knighted in 2015 for his schol

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          An Unexpected Letter from John Paul Stevens, Shakespeare Skeptic

          Over six months of correspondence, the Supreme Court Justice was keen on exploring weaknesses in the case for Shakespeare, and I was curious about what led so wise a jurist to embrace a conspiracy theory.

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          Teasing apart the meaning of Shakespeare’s First Folio

          A new exhibit at Sterling Memorial Library explores the changing perceptions — in prestige and value — of the first printed collection of Shakespeare’s plays.

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          Justice Stevens’s Dissenting Shakespeare Theory

          Among the late Supreme Court Justice’s controversial opinions: a belief that the Bard’s works were actually written by Edward de Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford.

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            William Shakespeare had a secret SIBLING: Long-lost document thought to have been written by the playwright's father was actually penned by his sister, Joan, study claims | Daily Mail Online

            Joan Shakespeare is 'almost unknown' but there's 'no doubt' she existed - and was even the writer of a historical religious document, says an academic at the University of Bristol.

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            Doubting Shakespeare’s Identity Isn’t a Conspiracy Theory

            The Shakespeare authorship question—the theory that William Shakespeare might not have written the works published under his name—is the most horrible, vexed, unspeakable subject in the history of …

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              The conspiratorial legacy of Charlton Ogburn – The Island News – Beaufort, SC

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