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Shakespeare: The Evidence by Ros Barber
A wonderful new E-BOOK !!
The only book on the Shakespeare authorship question to catalogue, comprehensively, the evidence and arguments from both sides of the debate, point by point, in a clear, accessible format. Hyper-linked to digitised primary evidence sources. A neutral compendium for the curious, an invaluable resource for Shakespeare researchers, an essential read for Shakespeare enthusiasts.
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Shakespeare: The Evidence is a comprehensive survey of all the evidence relevant to determining whether William Shakspere of Stratford wrote the works attributed to him, with clear arguments from both sides of the Shakespeare Authorship Question, arranged in a simple bullet-pointed format. Compiled from the writings of dozens of researchers on both sides of the authorship debate, the author brings order and logic to an enormous and sometimes confusing field by listing hundreds of items of disputed evidence relating to William Shakespeare/Shakspere, detailing arguments and counter-arguments for each one. Both Stratfordian and nonStratfordian arguments are well-represented.
Locate Primary Sources
Comprehensive appendices contain the full text of documents, plays and poems that are referenced in the debate. Wherever possible, each section is hyperlinked to primary sources so you can read the original texts in their contexts. Contains dozens of images of original documents: manuscripts, title pages, official records. Builds into a central repository for everything we know – or think we know – about William Shakspere of Stratford, and the author William Shakespeare – corralling all evidence which can shed light on whether they are one and the same. No cherry-picking here: every piece of evidence forwarded in both the non-Stratfordian and the Stratfordian cause is considered.
Open Your Mind
If you’ve been interested in the Shakespeare authorship question for some time, you’ll probably have some fixed ideas about it. But there is always another way of looking at things. Don’t fall prey to confirmation bias: reading evidence to support your pre-formed beliefs. Instead, open your mind to absorb a range of possibilities. If you’re a relative newcomer to the Shakspeare authorship question, this book is also ideal. It is not pressing one point of view on its readers, or attempting to persuade you of a single truth. Its easily digestible bullet-pointed format and neutral stance allows readers to quickly absorb the essentials of this complex issue.
Strengthen Your Arguments
Whether you are a firm believer that Shakspere wrote Shakespeare, or suspect that he didn’t, this book offers you the chance to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the problems at hand and clarify your thinking. It enables you to identify weaknesses in, and logical rebuttals to, the arguments of your opponents, as well as potentially strengthening your own. Identify the strongest arguments to support your case and how best to put them.
Contribute to the debate
The Shakespeare authorship question is an enormous field, and the only way to compile this book is to pick the brains of many, many people. Readers are encourage to suggest any evidence items not currently included, and contribute arguments and counter arguments, in order to make this book truly comprehensive and truly neutral. Currently many readers are Shakespeare sceptics, and the author would specifically like to ask more Stratfordians to contribute their points of view in order to make it more balanced. Significant contributors to the book will be named on the Acknowledgements page, with the contributor’s permission.
Decide for yourself
This book will not tell you what to think. It respects all of its readers as intelligent beings that will have different perspectives on the evidence and arguments presented. Some will come at the book with minds made up
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