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Your first task is to read, gather data, and learn all that you can on the issue of the authorship of Shakespeare's plays.  You must complete 4 activities. 

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The following links are a good place to start to find answers to the questions below. You should also conduct your own search to find additional information.

 

Activity #1

Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

 

1.        What is the Shakespeare authorship problem?

2. What literary, cultural, and political figures doubt that Shakespeare was the sole author of the work?

3. Make a chronological history of the doubts that surround the authorship of the Shakespearean canon.

4. Now do the same for the doubts surrounding the Stratfordian   attribution.

5. Make a list of the six contenders for the authorship question. Provide the basis of the argument for each candidate. Use the chart below to record your information.

 

 

Who Wrote Shakespeare: 6 Possible Candidates for Authorship

 

Complete the following graphic organizer.

 

Identify 6 of the most likely candidates as possible authors of Shakespeare.  Provide a brief statement about why the author is a possible candidate for authorship.

 

 

1.        ____________________________________________________

name of author

 

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2.      ____________________________________________________

name of author

 

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3.      ____________________________________________________

name of author

 

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4.      ____________________________________________________

name of author

 

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5.      ____________________________________________________

name of author

 

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6.            ____________________________________________________

name of author

 

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