WHO AUTHORED THE SHAKESPEARE PLAYS - PART II
Part 2 –WHO AUTHORED THE SHAKESPEREAN PLAYS?
HEAR YE, HEAR YE, The Royal Court of Academia in now in session.
The Right Honorable Magistrate Orville Truthfinder, Presiding.
“Yesterday, we heard from Sir Langston numerous reasons why
William Shakespeare may not have been the author of the famous
Works attributed to him. Indeed, according to Sir Langston, the Earl
Of Oxford was most likely the true author of these works about the
Inner circle of Royalty midway in the 16th century. Is there no evidence
that William Shakespeare did write the works attributed to him?
Sir Bennett Johnston, noted Professor of English Literature at Oxford
University will now bring forth the evidence of which he has knowledge
to prove, in his opinion, that William Shakespeare did, indeed author
the Shakespearean plays. Sir Johnston, enlighten this noble court
about the reason why we should give William Shakespeare credit for
these masterful compositions about royalty.”
“Aye, Me Lord, it is with great relish that I put to rest the foolish belief
that the great Bard was not the author of the revered works of art
published under his name. Sir Langston, a gifted speaker, and a Professor
well known to me, firmly believes he is right about the true author of
The Shakespearean plays. He is most convincing in spite of his youthful
years and lack of the deep background, that I and others have in the works
of William Shakespeare.”
“Sir Johnston, ye speak of matters that have nothing to do with proving
William Shakespeare was the author of plays attributed to him. Do you
have evidence to submit, pray show it now, this court has little time for
“Aye Me Lord, I have here a letter from none other than Sir Francis Bacon,
a well known author in his own right and a peer of William Shakespeare.
Sir Bacon writes….
“I personally knew and often debated with William Shakespeare
on the subjects of his writing. I am convinced that William Shakespeare was
a keen observer of life in the Royal family and used his acquaintance with
The Earl of Oxford and others to solicit information about the various rulers of our
Kindom and their activities in royal circles. He also had the knack of finding out
little bits of information about the conduct of the royal families and of their
selfishness, greed, charity, incest and other such knowledge most of us would
never get to know. There is no question in my mind that William Shakespeare
of Stratford on the Avon wrote the plays bearing his name as author.”
“Have you anything else, Sir Johnston, or must we rule on this matter based
on the words of only one man? Are there no compositions in writing known
to be that of William Shakespeare?”
“Yes, Me Lord, I have information from another well known admirer of William
Shakespeare who also attests that William Shakespeare did indeed write
the Shakespearean plays. Me Lord, Shakespeare was not one to dwell
on himself. We have no known writings that can be positively proven that
they belong to Shakespeare. He apparently used Scribes to record his
compositions. We do not find a real image or likeness of Shakespeare,
except for an artists” sketch made from information provided by a friend
of Shakespeare. All this lack of information about Shakespeare and his
personal life has helped fuel this debate about the true author of the
Shakespearean plays. Further, there are more than 10 years of Shakespeare’s
life that are completely lost to researchers. This too, has helped fuel
the doubts of his authorship of the Shakespearean plays. Now to more
“Now, Me Lord, the very well known writer and actor of his day, Ben Johnson, contributed verses to some of Shakespeare’s earliest compositions. There is written evidence that the two of them argued over wording in their joint efforts.?
“Finally, Me Lord, no one questioned the authorship of Shakespearean plays
for about a hundred and fifty years after Shakespeare’s death. Surely, the
aristocracy of that day would have been up in arms if the writer was also
a member of the King’s court. In summary, Me Lord, while proof of William Shakespeare’s authorship of the famous Shakespearean plays is a little less that we would like to
have, the evidence that he did not write the plays is pure speculation,
and certainly cannot override the words of Francis Bacon and Ben Johnson.”
“Thank you Sir Johnston and Sir Langston, the Royal Court of Academia
Will consider your respective presentations and render its decision
In a few days.”
End Part 2 of 3
Robert Hewett Sr.
April 29, 2010