Seeing Double: Early doubters of Shakespeare’s identity

Seeing Double: Early doubters ...

In a recent review of Shakespeare Beyond Doubt, Paul Dean’s opening remark recycles a stock Stratfordian meme: Until 1856, when Delia Bacon published “William Shakespeare and his Plays: An Enquiry Concerning Them” in Putnam’s Magazine, no one questioned that William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon had writte....