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.
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