"What's in a name?" one of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers asked. When it comes to the identity of the greatest writer in the English language, a great deal. That mantle has long been bestowed on a glover's son from Stratford-Upon-Avon. But since the 19th century, there have been doubts over William Shakespeare's identity as the writer of the works attributed to the playwright. Was the Bard from Stratford a front for another writer? Was he just one participant in a collective group of writers? Or was he a she?
The celebrated son of Stratford wrote the plays that bear his name. Any claims otherwise are Much Ado About Nothing.
William Shakespeare did not write the works that bear his name.
Shakespeare may have contributed to the works but did not write them single-handedly.
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