By Brian Vickers

Brian Vickers addresses the elemental problems with what Shakespeare truly wrote, and the way this is often decided. in recent times Shakespeare's authorship has been claimed for 2 poems, the lyric "Shall I die?" and A Funerall Elegye. those attributions were authorised into definite significant versions of Shakespeare's works. via a brand new exam of the facts, Professor Vickers indicates that neither poem has the stylistic and resourceful features we go along with Shakespeare. He identifies the poet and dramatist John Ford because the real writer of the Elegye.

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