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Stratford? Or Nah?
Transcript of Stratford? Or Nah?
By Zack Calder
Ralph Waldo Emerson might be a bit uppity
Dissent spread widely in 19th century
Hides, Wools, and Gloves
Smart Cookie? or Creative Cookie?
always a peasant?
old money vs. new money
Honor to the name
King Edward VI Grammar School
High quality education
Not referred to as a learned writer
Plays had historical errors
Greeks & Trojans citing Aristotle and Plato?
Thesaurus Linguae Romanae et Britannicae (1565)
The Name Game
Coat of Arms
Father fought for coat of arms
Sir William Ditheck
Shakespeare the Player
Shakespeare, Gent from Stratford
Should I even CARE?
speculation about other potential authors is often subjectively based on this
"Sweet Swan of Avon! what a sight it were
To see thee in our waters yet appear,
And make those flights upon the banks of Thames,
That so did take Eliza, and our James!"
, To the Reader
Mourning the Bard
argumentum ex silentio
absence of evidence
evidence of absence
so basically...Stratfordians rule, eat it nerds
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Martin, Milward W. (1965). Was Shakespeare Shakespeare? A Lawyer Reviews the Evidence. New York: Cooper Square Press.OCLC 909641.
Matus, Irvin L. (1994). Shakespeare, IN FACT. Continuum Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8264-0624-8.
McCrum, Robert. “How 'Sherlock of the library' cracked the case of Shakespeare's identity.” The Observer, Guardian News and Media, 7 Jan. 2017, www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/jan/08/sherlock-holmes-of-the-library-cracks-shakespeare-identity.
Montague, William Kelly (1963). The Man of Stratford—The Real Shakespeare. Vantage Press. OCLC 681431.
Who it's NOT
Sir Francis Bacon?
. . .Busy
. . .Stabbed, 1593
Who it's NOT
Queen Elizabeth I?
Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford?
Simplest answer is usually right