A New Candidate for Shakespearean Authorship

Amelia Bassano has been put forward as the authoress of Shakespeare’s plays.

The article linked derides the idea, as well as the idea that anyone other than William Shaksper of Stratford-upon-Avon could be the author of the works that bears Shakespeare’s name. I would suspect, though, that we have a greater sample of Ms. Bassano’s actual handwriting (correspondence, handwritten poems, jotted notes on scratch paper) than we do of William Shaksper.

Here is snopes.com on the matter, for what it’s worth.

And here is a dramatic presentation of American author Mark Twain concerning Shakespearean authorship (which I have posted on this blog previously).

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