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De Vere As Shakespeare

De Vere As Shakespeare - 05 edition

De Vere As Shakespeare - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9780786423835

ISBN10: 0786423838

De Vere As Shakespeare by William Farina - ISBN 9780786423835
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers
International: No
De Vere As Shakespeare by William Farina - ISBN 9780786423835

ISBN13: 9780786423835

ISBN10: 0786423838

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05

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The question may be met with chagrin by traditionalists, but the identity of the Bard is not definitely decided. During the 20th century, Edward de Vere, the most flamboyant of the courtier poets, a man of the theater and literary patron, became the leading candidate for an alternative Shakespeare. This text presents the controversial argument for de Vere's authorship of the plays and poems attributed to Shakespeare, offering the available historical evidence and moreover the literary evidence to be found within the works. Divided into sections on the comedies and romances, the histories and the tragedies and poems, this fresh study closely analyzes each of the 39 plays and the sonnets in light of the Oxfordian authorship theory. The vagaries surrounding Shakespeare, including the lack of information about him during his lifetime, especially relating to the ''lost years'' of 1585-1592, are also analyzed, to further the question of Shakespeare's true identity and the theory of de Vere as the real Bard.

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