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"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 Stratfordian position

The celebrated son of Stratford wrote the plays that bear his name. Any claims otherwise are Much Ado About Nothing.

Part of a collective

Shakespeare may have contributed to the works but did not write them single-handedly.

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