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THE GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERY
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The Greatest Unsolved Mystery

Who Wrote Shakespeare?

 For more than two hundred years scholars have been debating the mystery of who wrote Shakespeare. Numerous books, papers, and articles have been written on this subject.  Many believe that it is highly unlikely that Shakespeare could have authored the plays and poems that bear his name.  Yet, there are those who insist that the evidence proving Shakespeare's authorship is abundant and cannot be refuted.  Either way, the debate over the authorship of Shakespeare continues to this day.  This is truly one of the greatest unsolved mysteries.

 

The Project

fUnraveling the Mysteryh

 

This is a three part research project.  Your first task is to read, gather data, and learn all that you can on the issue of the authorship of Shakespeare's plays.   In part two of this project you will research and develop a logical argument defending a position on the issue of authorship of Shakespeare's plays. Finally, in part three you will use your research to take a stand and present a solid argument for the candidate of your choice.

PART 1- ACTIVITY 1- Who Wrote Shakespeare?

ACTIVITY 2- How We Know Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare

ACTIVITY 3- Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

ACTIVITY 4- Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

PART 2 - WHO LAYS THE BEST CLAIM TO AUTHORSHIP?

PART 3- UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY