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Was Lord Bacon the author of Shakespeare"s plays?

Smith, William Henry

Was Lord Bacon the author of Shakespeare"s plays?

a letter to Lord Ellesmere

by Smith, William Henry

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Published by W. Skeffington in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Authorship -- Baconian theory.

  • Edition Notes

    Knox copy: Bound with 8 others.

    Statementby William Henry Smith.
    ContributionsEllesmere, Lord.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination15 p. ;
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21499655M

    Bacon was a very busy guy who also wrote voluminously in technical areas. If Shakespeare's plays were written in pedestrian verse on technical matters, I could see the possibility that he wrote Shakespeare's plays. Unfortunately the plays are world class literature, . Lord of the Rings Lord of the Rings It is easy for the reader who enters the enchanted realm of Tolkien\'s own work to be lost in the magic of the Middle-Earth and to forbear to ask questions. Surrounded by elves, hobbits, dragons and orcs, wandering the pristine fields and woods, described with such loving care they seem almost real, it is.


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Was Lord Bacon the author of Shakespeare"s plays? by Smith, William Henry Download PDF EPUB FB2

"The wisdom displayed in Shakespeare was equal in profoundness to the great Lord Bacon's Novum Organum." -William Hazlitt "Lord Bacon was the greatest genius that England, or perhaps any country, ever produced."Alexander Pope, "In Shakespeare's plays we have Thought, History, Exposition, Philosophy, all within the round of the poet.

The case for Bacon’s authorship was first made by an American author, Delia Bacon – no relation. While people had questioned Shakespeare’s authorship, she was the first person to name an alternative, though she believed that Bacon wrote Shakespeare’s plays in collaboration with other leading minds of the time, like Sir Walter Raleigh.

Many of the anti-Stratfordians name Sir Francis Bacon (), a shrewd, perceptive statesman who wrote philosophy, poetry and advanced scientific theories, as the real author of the plays. Bacon supporters claim that the man who wrote the plays must have been a scholar of high order with a fantastic knowledge of English law, Italian law.

The contents page of The Northumberland Mss, from Bacon's scrivenery, lists works by Francis Bacon that include two Shakespeare plays, Richard II and Richard III, with the direct inference that Bacon was their author.

Bacon admitted that he was the source of John Hayward's book, The First Part of the Life and Raigne of King Henrie IIII, which. A theory first published in the midth century suggests that Sir Francis Bacon was the real author of some or even all of the plays that most of us believe were written by William Shakespeare.

Baconian theory holds that Shakespeare was merely the front man, taking all the glory so that the important statesman would not be criticised as being. Preview this book» What people are Title Page. Other editions - View all. Was Lord Bacon the Author of Shakespeare's Plays?: A Letter to Lord Ellesmere William Henry Smith No preview available - Common terms and phrases.

adjudged administration adopt alder appear arrival attention Attorney attributed to Shakespeare BACON THE AUTHOR Reviews: 1. Francis Bacon – The Shakespeare Author.

The cipher story reveals still more—that Francis Bacon was the true author of the works of Shakespeare. Bacon wrote of his vision of a coming golden age—a New Atlantis—in the new land of the West.

He foresaw an age when science and technology would Was Lord Bacon the author of Shakespeares plays? book the curse of Eden and man would be free.

In September of that same year, in England, a letter written by William Henry Smith to Lord Ellesmere was published as a pamphlet entitled Was Lord Bacon the author of Shakespeare's plays. In the following year,both Delia Bacon and William Smith published books about the authorship of the Shakespeare plays.

The first book by Charlotte Stopes on Shakespearean matters was The Bacon/Shakespeare Question (), which examined attitudes on particular details found both in Bacon's works and in those attributed to Shakespeare. Mrs Stopes concluded that there were fundamental differences, arguing that Bacon was not.

There’s no good reason to explain why Bacon would have done such a thing and not taken credit for them. The Baconian theory of the authorship question is, in a nutshell “Bacon wrote the plays but could not claim them because it would have tarnishe.

William Rubinstein goes on to consider William Shakespeare himself in the same objective fashion. This book is a fascinating, comprehensive, and up-to-date look at one of history's greatest mysteries.

The Kindle Edition of 'Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays?' contains 30 black and white illustrations/5(5). The Best Shakespeare Plays Forming a contemporary view of Shakespeare's plays, including plays missing from other lists.

or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author. Incorrect Book The list contains an incorrect book (please specify the title of the book. In the 19th century, a number of literary historians popularized the so-called "anti-Stratfordian theory," which held that Shakespeare's plays were actually the work of Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, or possibly a group of playwrights.

Subsequent scholars, however, have dismissed this theory, and the current consensus is that Shakespeare Author: Was Lord Bacon the author of Shakespeares plays? book Jamieson. Comment: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.

All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions/5(5). Sir Francis Bacon AKA William Shakespeare The lost history of the ages written down by Sir Bacon revealed by Manly P.

Hall 04 21 By Henrik Palmgren | This paper is not intended to prove that William Shakespeare never existed; only that the Stratford actors name and identity was used as a screen for a different man. He became both Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Upon his death ineulogies were written, collected, and published in his honor by 32 scholars—University Fellows and members of the Inns of Court—crediting Bacon for his talents as a concealed poet and.

Was Shakespeare the Real Author of His Plays. Tudor court to become Lord Chancellor and a member of the Privy Chamber. Globe Theater and the author of a book championing Bacon as the true. Their argument is that in plays, often times fictional names were hyphenated.

Francis Bacon, the philosopher who served as both Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of London, is often cited as the mostly likely alternative author, but other candidates have proposed: two earls, Edward de Vere and William Stanely, and even Queen Elizabeth I.

Featured External Sites; Oxfraud When the Shakespeare Authorship page began init was the only site on the Internet dedicated to countering claims that someone other than William Shakespeare wrote the lion's share of the works professional literary historians have always assigned to Shakespeare.

We have more company now (as you can see from the sites linked in our Bardlinks area below. Thoughtful — if sometimes overly academic — examination of why Shakespeare is thought to have pioneered so many subtlies and complexities of the theater.

Explores some tidbits from individual plays, and other dramatic gambits the bard used and developed across many plays. At some point in the book, almost every play is touched upon. Even worse for Bacon supporters is the question of where Bacon could find the time to write 37 plays, and sonnets, and act in many of these own plays whilst leading a double life.

Furthermore the claim that Bacon authored Shakespeare’s poetry suffers from the fact that Bacon’s poetry is abrupt and stilted unlike the Bard's. The New Oxford Shakespeare, for which Taylor serves as lead general editor, is the first edition of the plays to credit Christopher Marlowe as a co-author of Shakespeare’s “Henry VI,” Parts.

[The film Anonymous speculated that Shakespeare’s works were written by the Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere.]. There is a multitude of motivations he could have had for writing these great literary works in secret.

At that time it was unseemly for a prominent educated gentleman to write plays for the coarse public. Sir Francis Bacon was a true polymath and ahead of his time. Did he hide something on Oak Island.

William Shakespeare is perhaps the greatest ever. Page - So, oft it chances in particular men, That for some vicious mole of nature in them, As, in their birth, wherein they are not guilty, Since nature cannot choose his origin, By the o'ergrowth of some complexion, Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason, Or by some habit that too much o'er-leavens The form of plausive manners ; that these men, Carrying, I say, the stamp of one.

The theory that Bacon was the only man intelligent enough to write these plays has become known as Baconianism.

Although it is unclear why he would have needed to write under a pseudonym, followers of this theory believe that he left behind cryptic ciphers in the texts to reveal his true identity.

Continue : Lee Jamieson. The authorship craze seems to have started inwhen American writer Delia Salter Bacon published The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakespeare Unfolded, in which she argued that Lord Francis Bacon, among others, wrote Shakespeare's plays. Her bold assertions opened many imaginative minds, and soon the ring was full of contenders, including.

Scores of volumes have been written to establish Sir Francis Bacon as the real author of the plays and sonnets popularly ascribed to William Shakspere. An impartial consideration of these documents cannot but convince the open-minded of the verisimilitude of the Baconian theory.

Lord Bacon was born in and history records his death in. Read"The Secret of the Shakespeare Plays" the book about the greatest puzzle of them all.

Absolutely Free. The only charge is a tax on your brain cells. pages The Secret of the Shakespeare Plays will take you on a journey through the amazing life and works of Francis Bacon.

From the Quest for the Historical Superman, Bacon's concept of the. Rhys Ifans as Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford in 'Anonymous' Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford ( ) was a relatively late entrant into the Shakespeare authorship wars, but for the past nine decades, Oxfordians, as they’ve come to be known, have presented the dominant challenge to Stratfordians, that is, to those who believe William Shakespeare wrote his own plays.

I agree with this theory, with the caveat that it was a group effort led by Bacon. Edward DeVere was likely involved, since he traveled to many of the locations that appear in the Shakespeare plays. As for the "why", I believe this timeline is relevant: First Quarto published. King James Bible published - Edited by Sir Francis Bacon.

The theory was first published in a page pamphlet called “Was Lord Bacon the Author of Shakespeare’s plays”, written by William Henry Smith in The pamphlet suggested that letters between Shakespeare and Bacon hinted that Bacon might be the actual author of the works. A Summary of the Doubts.

Shakespeare, of all the great writers in Western civilization, presents a unique enigma. Despite hundreds of years of scholarly efforts to establish the credentials of William Shakspere of Stratford-upon-Avon, doubts that he was the author refuse to go away (see the Declaration of Reasonable Doubt).As Henry James said, "The facts of Stratford do not 'square' with the.

But early on in the book is a wonderful poem in praise of Shakespeare by Ben Jonson. Ben Jonson; friend, rival, fellow actor, fellow playwright. And he describes Shakespeare there, in that poem, as "the sweet swan of Avon." He makes it clear that his fellow writer, the author of these 36 plays is a writer from by the river Avon.

Shakespeare. In the nineteenth century, just as Shakespeare’s reputation as the greatest writer in the English language seemed undeniable, doubts began to creep in regarding whether Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon was really the author of the plays and poems attributed to his name.

Poor William Shakespeare is having an identity crisis. Most people are content to accept that an Englishman with that name was born indied. Shakespeare Authorship Questions Shakespeare questions concerning the authorship of the Shakespeare works.

plays the author makes it abundantly clear that he considers knowledge, real knowledge, to Shakespeares—the author and the actor.

Judge: Bacon Wrote Shakespeare's Plays. Richard Stanley Tuthill, the judge who presided over the first Luetgert murder trial, made news again inbut in a very different kind of court case. Tuthill drew the world's attention to his courtroom by ruling that Francis Bacon was the true author of the plays commonly attributed to William Shakespeare.

That depends on who you ask - co-authorship is a (relatively) new topic for Shakespeare scholars, as we've finally accepted the fact that "the bard" could actually work with someone else and that would be no tarnish on his genius.

Most playwright. "The theory that Francis Bacon was, in the main, the author of "Shakespeare's plays," has now been for fifty years before the learned world." Bacon is Shake-Speare by Sir Edward Durning-Lawrence Shakespeare - Bacon by DC Dodge Brief for plaintiff: Bacon vs.

Shakespeare by Edwin Reed Bacon Cryptograms in Shakespeare by Isaac Platt Author: Heinz Schmitz. It’s a matter of indifference to me who wrote Shakespeare — whether it was he, Francis Bacon, or anyone else.

I think it was Charles Lamb who said, “The Plays of Shakespeare were not written by Shakespeare, but by another man of the same name.” It is all the same to me.William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April – 23 April ) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist.

He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "the Bard"). His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, sonnets, two long narrative Children: Susanna Hall, Hamnet Shakespeare. If we follow the hint given in the portrait poem of the Shakespeare Folio and look to see what the internal evidence of the Shakespeare plays tells us about the author, we find that the author Shakespeare was a great poet and scholar, a Neoplatonic philosopher, a hermeticist and cabalist, a Cambridge alumnus, (13) an expert lawyer and member of.