Who Wrote Shakespeare?

The Case for William Shakespeare of Stratford

Who Wrote Shakespeare?

This ebook is an excerpt from Contested Will by James Shapiro, and originally appeared as the last section titled "Shakespeare."  In this chapter, Shapiro succintly and eloquently makes the case for why no one else but Shakespeare could have written Shakespeare's plays.

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About the Author

James Shapiro
Photograph by Mary Cregan

James Shapiro

James Shapiro is the Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1985. He is the author of several books, including 1599 and Contested Will, and is the recipient of many awards and fellowships. Shapiro is a Governor of the Folger Shakespeare Library. He lives in New York with his wife and son.

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