– Identity – William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon – Arguments
known work signed by "William Shakespeare the poet" was poem "Venus
- Poem was
published by Richard Field in 1593.
Field was a printer and publisher in Elizabethan London.
- He grew
up in Stratford-upon-Avon where he was a close friend to "William
Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon".
is a market town and civil parish in south Warwickshire, England, and it lies
on the River Avon.
- From 1594
on, plays of "William Shakespeare the poet" were performed
exclusively by acting company known as:
- the Lord
Chamberlain's Men (1594-96, 1597-1603),
Hunsdon's Men (1596-97),
King's Men (1603-42).
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Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon" was an actor in that company.
also a sharer in the theater in which the plays were presented.
- To anyone
with a logical mind, it follows that he was the writer of the plays and poems
that bear his name.
He is the
man with the right name, at the right time, and at the right place.
- It is
true that there exists no play or poem attributed to "William Shakespeare
on the works is "William Shakespeare."
contemporaries knew who he was, and there was never any doubt in the minds of
those who knew him.
certain play bears certain name this is by no means evidence that play was
written by someone with that name.
of arts have been published under pseudonyms (false names) for various reasons.
- Also if
the author's name really was "William Shakespeare" that doesn't
automatically mean that this name refers to
Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon" just because he was exclusively acting
in those plays.
historical facts are in no contradiction to the assumption that plays might
have been written by someone else who
giving them under the name of "William Shakespeare" so that "William
Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon"
play in those plays.
- It could
be that "William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon" was pretending
that he has written the plays and that
- So if
some of his contemporaries were claiming that "William Shakespeare of
Stratford-upon-Avon" was "William
the poet" that also doesn't make it automatically true.