A historian tells you why everything you know is wrong
Unlocked: Myth of the Month 10, pt. 4: the Shakespeare Authorship Controversy (Episode #108)
Unlocked for the public, after one year for patrons only, the final lecture of the series on Shakespeare: Could it be that “Shakespeare” wasn’t Shakespeare? — That someone else, perhaps a highly-educated aristocrat, actually wrote the works attributed to the actor from Stratford? Am I a crackpot for even entertaining such a ridiculous idea? We consider the evidence. I know this is an absurdly long one, but forgive me, it was so much fun to research and record.
Further Reading: S. Shoenbaum, “Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life”; Diana Price, “Shakespeare’s Unorthodox Biopgraphy”; James Shapiro, “Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?”
Listen to the new in-depth interview of Sam on the Shakespeare authorship controversy and the research done for Myth of the Month 10, and on creating Historiansplaining in general – just released on the “Don’t Quill the Messenger” Podcast, hosted by Steven Sabel