The Shakespeare Authorship Mystery - for beginners!


This site aims to provide a balanced overview of the Shakespeare Authorship Mystery for beginners to this intriguing Detective Story.

Fundamentally it believes that Shakspere was Shakespeare, a brilliant genius.

However, its ten essays examine why there is a mystery and gives a picture of each of the main candidates. Finally, there is a Summing Up which posits a new theory - that one particular candidate was closely involved with Shakspere, but as a patron and supporter, provider of important contacts, and an organiser and supplier of many ideas and half-developed play material.

This site is sympathetic to views of Stratfordians and anti-Stratfordians, but believes the poetry, Sonnets and plays are the work of a genius, supported by another genius – and both secretive to their very souls.

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See also She Died Twice
A dramatisation of the story of the death of the Quaker Mary Dyer in 1660


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Below, you might like to see what specific subjects are explored throughout this website:

Shakespeare, Shakspere, Shagspere, Shaxpere

Early years in Stratford, family, education, grammar school,
the Lost Years

Actor, apprentice, apprenticeship, Worcester’s Men,
King’s Men, Shakspere's Wealth

Authorship, identity, problem, question, mystery, secrecy, disbelief

Beginners’ introduction, Overview for beginners

Bacon, Sir Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, Roger Manners, Earl of Rutland, William Stanley, Earl of Derby, Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke

His knowledge, imagination, understanding of Theatre,
The Tempest, his lack of ego, eulogies

Patron, patrons, collaboration, collaborators,
co-authors, co-writers, sources

Actors as rogues, vagabonds, sturdy beggars