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Ridiculous assertion. Very few boys went to a grammar school. The one in Stratford had one room and one teacher, which is the sum total of all that is known about it. No one knows who attended the school, and there is no reason other than wishful thinking to suggest that the boy Shakspere or however he spelled his name went there.

Most of those commenters sneering about the question of the identity of the actual playwright are just repeating assertions without facts and received ideas without reflection. Read the bloody literature - there is a lot of it - and then decide whether or not the Stratford man wrote the plays. And ask why the plays were not connected to him until a long time after his death. All the attribution stuff is just conjecture, The inverted snobbery of the more abusive commenters is absurd: no one is arguing that the Stratford man could not have written the works because of his class, just that there is no evidence whatsoever that he did, and a great deal that suggests he didn't.

But actually looking at the evidence is far too much of a challenge, better just to make statements as you do. Read your comment again, and think it through. Not a fact in sight, is there?

ManchePaul , The Guardian 5 Comments [12/6/2017 2:41:04 PM]
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Well, you got me. Evidence is scarce. You, on the other hand, have innuendo. Is that any better?

12/6/2017 7:38:11 PM

I read your comment ... and there wasn't a fact in it. Why do you care so much about this dead horse of a topic? ... Say, which Oxbridge college did you go to?

12/7/2017 3:34:00 AM

Citizen Justin

As a novelist myself I don't give a shit whether the plays were written by Shakespeare or Joe from Bermondsey. (BTW: they were written by Shakespeare. Duh.)

As a great man once said "It is the tale, not he who tells it".

12/7/2017 5:19:38 AM



12/7/2017 3:06:04 PM

Man Called True

Yes, evidence is great. All you have is screaming, though.

12/7/2017 9:15:50 PM

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