News 2011

News 2011: (UK) "Who was William Shakespeare?" and "Was Shakespeare a Fraud? Sixty Questions. Sixty Scholars. Sixty Seconds Each."

Contributed by Admin on Nov 10, 2011

“The recent release of the film Anonymous prompted heated discussion about who wrote Shakespeare's plays. James Shapiro tackled this question in his book Contested Will, which definitively portrays "the man from Stratford" as the official playwright. In an interview with Shapiro, Folger Education Director Bob Young asked why this controversy still sticks, and gets tips for talking with (classroom) students about who wrote Shakespeare's plays.“ …

Visit the following links for interesting articles on these lingering questions.

James Shapiro talks about the Authorship Controversy
Discover: Questioning Shakespeare's Authorship
Folger Magazine: Contested Will
Listen: Sixty Minutes of Shakespeare, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust