4. Now do the same for the doubts surrounding the Stratfordian attribution.
-There is no reference during the lifetime of Shakepere of Stratford (1564-1616) which either speaks of
the author of the Shakespearean works as having come from
-In an age of copious eulogies, none was forthcoming when
William Shakspere died in
-There is no mention in the documents of the time of a Shakespeare's, or a Shakspere's, intimate acquaintance with the inner court circles as has been implied by such contemporaries as Ben Jonson, later seventeenth-century commentators such as John Ward, the author's dedications to the Earl of Southampton of two poems, and internal evidence from Shakespeare's works.
-The author of Shakespeare's works had to be familiar with a
wide body of knowledge for his time --on such subjects as law, music, foreign
languages, the classics, and aristocratic manners and sports. There is no
documentation that William Shakspere of
-Despite evidence of Shakspere's
unspecified connection with the theater, documentation of any career as an
actor is conspicuously absent. For example, there is no record of any part he
may have played, and only two posthumous traditions to bit parts. Contrary to
all this, the 1623 Folio lists 'William Shakespeare" at the head
of "...the Principall Actors in all these Playes." Since the hint that the author came from
-The only specimens of William Shakspere's handwriting to come down to us are six almost illegible signatures, each formed differently from the others, and each from the latter period of his life (none earlier than 1612). Three of these signatures are on his will, one is on a deposition in someone else's breach of promise case, and two are on property documents. None of these has anything to do with literature. The first syllable, incidentally, in all these signatures is spelled "Shak", whereas the published plays and poems consistently spell the name "Shake".
-There is no evidence that William Shakepere
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answer these questions specifically related to MARLOWE WROTE SHAKESPEARE:
1. What association to Shakespeare is presented by the Marlowe Society that leads one to believe that Christopher Marlowe's death is associated with Shakespeare's writings? Shakespeares’ sonnet called sonnet 74, it does not seem to have anything to do with the supposed shakesperes life, but the first 3 lines of this sonnet would fit Marlowes’ “faked” death perfectly.
2. What role did the British government play in Marlowe's death? The British secret service is supposed to have played a part in his (fake) death. It is also supposed that Queen Elizabeth herself, and/or Lord Burghley were the ones that used the secret service because they were the only ones that had high enough power and connections.
3. Was Marlowe really a heretic?
4. What similarities exist between Marlowe's writing and Shakespeare's writing? (consider style and structure)
5. What type of logic/illogic is used to support these claims?