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Who didn’t write Shakespeare? The evidence suggests other hands in the plays

The attribution of the First Folio can no longer be trusted

By Barry R Clarke  

Earlier this month Jonathan Healey said there is no good reason Shakespeare couldn’t have written the plays. Below Barry R Clarke offers a different view

In September 2009, Derek Jacobi and Mark Rylance presented an online petition known as The Declaration of Reasonable Doubt to William Leahy of Brunel University. Its aim was to urge academia to investigate the prevailing paradigm that William Shakspere of Stratford was the sole author of the works under his name. Those who advocate Shakspere’s exclusive claim to the work commonly rest their case on two…

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