Controversy In William Shakespeare's Plays

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William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, who was widely acknowledged as the greatest writer and composer, in the past-modern English literature. His plays have been translated into multiple languages and are still performed more than those of any other playwright. Centuries after the death of William Shakespeare, numerous people began to wonder if the plays of Shakespeare were actually written by him or by another. Doubts increased ever more till solid evidences were used to prove that William Shakespeare did indeed exist, and that his plays were authentic. Controversy rose few years after the death of William Shakespeare. Rumors spread around the realm questioning the authenticity of Shakespeare’s play. One major connection…show more content…
Edward was an aristocrat with knowledge of upper classes. Edward was believed to have written the plays and sonnets of Shakespeare’s, but under pseudonym of Shakespeare. This was because it was frowned upon for an aristocrat to be playwright, and a poet. It was claimed he also wished to avoid the conflict of the matter of subject the plays brought upon. In order to be be recognized by Oxfordians and Stratfordians, Italy and it law required a prerequisite level of education. Edward De Vere graduated from Cambridge University. He later in the years became Master of Arts. Edward possessed a great library, which further proves that he had the knowledge to be Shakespeare. Edward De Vere travelled to Italy in the 1570s, which would make it likely that he could be the one who created the play, The Merchants of Venice. However, even with more theories about Edward, he died in 1604. This was before the plays of Shakespeare composed. It seems unlikely for Edward to write his plays after being…show more content…
He was recorded for performing in Queen Elizabeth court and in front of James I. He was recorded as being an actor in Ben Jonson’s play Sejanus in 1603. Ben Jonson was a friend and rival of Shakespeare. His critics was recoded about the work in Timber: or, Discoveries. Francis Mere criticized Shakespeare work as “mellifluous” in his 1598 Palladis Tamia. Samuel Pepys depicted the 1595 “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream’’ as a ridiculous play. There were records of Volatire stepping into the ring, and addressing Shakespeare as a drunken savage, and that he was a fool of

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