Talk:Shakespeare authorship

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Kyle Kallgren link[edit]

The link to the Oancitizen Anonymous video is dead as a result of the Blipocalypse. Thankfully, Kallgren uploaded the video to Youtube. Someone should swap the links.

Interesting article[edit]

--JorisEnter (talk) 14:38, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Neat, thanks! Th hug.gif Reverend Black Percy (talk) 14:56, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
Saw that, and expanded the paragraph about Shakespeare's coat of arms with information from the article. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 17:45, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Class aspects[edit]

Were Downton Abbey, 'numerous TV programs on the royals', The King's Speech etc written by upper class persons #or# by middle class scriptwriters (with or without a degree)? If the latter why couldn't Shakespeare have written his plays (especially if he had access to the nobility willing to beta-read his plays)? 86.191.127.28 (talk) 22:17, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

This article sucks[edit]

If you're having trouble reading popular interest literary digest or serious scholarship on Oxfordian, it's probably because you, like the rest of the 20 something staff of this site, have poorly developed reading skills. Here's a start. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/to-be-or-not-to-be-shakespeare-127247606/

What the hell is pseudohistory? Is it revisionist history? Why use that clunky, pretentious term to describe serious pursuits into history. That isn't to say belief and investigation into claims Shakespeare being creatively divorced from the literature ascribed to him are professional historiography, but it certainly is history. Since interest in a historical topic, not cursory skimming of all things fringe and jumping up and down on the dogpile in order to affiliate with other Serious Person bubble-pipe smokers. I'm guessing it helps exercise your authoritarian tendencies that allow you to get off at seeming like an expert on a topic you haven't actually done any serious research into. Make up scientist gets boring? Be a make believe historian. But we already have a term, in this case, that fits, which I just described: revisionist history. You might want to punch up your pseudoWikipedia.— Unsigned, by: lambchowder / talk / contribs

Crap reference[edit]

The reference used for the evidence in the Stationer's Register:

Montague, William Kelly (1963). The Man of Stratford—The Real Shakespeare. Vantage Press.

Is a crap reference that is not widely available to verify its quality. Vantage PressWikipedia's W.svg was the largest vanity press in the US until they went belly up following a major lawsuit on marketing practices. A better reference with more complete information is:

The Life of Shakespeare: Copied from the Best Sources, Without Comment, edited by Daniel Webster Wilder (1893) Little, Brown, and Company.

The full pdf of the book is available free.[1] Bongolian (talk) 20:40, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Time paradox?[edit]

I am not sure if this should be included in this article and if so, in what way, but the authorship of Shakespeare's work seams to be quite commonly used as an example for a type of time paradox:

Imagine you take back all the works of Shakespeare, travel back in time to before he wrote them and then hand them over for him to release over time. Then who wrote them?

Maybe that Shakespeare was chosen for that example was because of a certain prevalance of Anti-Stratfordianism?

--88.130.60.8 (talk) 00:43, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

I don't think it's relevant to the article. The paradox pertains more to time travel than to Shakespeare per se. Bongolian (talk) 03:38, 14 May 2018 (UTC)