Comments:New doubt over Shakespeare's authorship

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  • Hmm, I never really thought about it, but this makes sense. They may have "invented" Shakespeare as a kind of romantic character. A poor English man who becomes famous for "writing" play or some such... Rogutaan 20:42, 10 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think it's highly possible that much of the canon was not written by 'Shakespeare'. Given that records of the plays, performance dates etc is so sketchy I think that plays could have easily been misattributed by accident OR on purpose. To give an example of just how sketchy; several plays have been lost entirely and there are some which are often claimed to be forgotten Shakespeare plays but they don't know because no evidence exists either way. That makes no difference to the quality of the plays though, so lets not lose sleep over it. Shane.Bell 07:17, 11 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Malcom X stated, in his autobiography, his belief that King James was it (or, rather, him).
There was a good documentary in the US on PBS about the Marlovian theory --Jerome Potts 14:59, 11 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's incredible to think that someone as famous and noteworthy as Shakespeare may not be who everyone thinks he was. 16:31, 12 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]