Today's Claire Chats video was inspired by my recent visit to Stratford-upon-Avon with the Discover the Tudors tour. We visited Shakespeare's birthplace, New Place, Hall's Croft, Guild Hall and Shakespeare's Schoolroom, and Holy Trinity Church, and although I grew up in the area and studied Shakespeare and his works at school and university I learned so much about the man from our guide and speakers. I wanted to share some of that with you today.
Here are some YouTube videos of Michael Wood's "In Search of Shakespeare" documentary:
Further reading on the Shakespeare authorship controversy
- The Simple Case for Shakespeare
- Shakespeare Authorship Argument
- Bacon, Marlowe & Stanely Authorship Arguments
- Oxford Authorship Argument
- The Shakespeare Authorship Coalition
- De Vere Authorship Argument
- Summary of Baconian Evidence for Shakespeare Authorship
- Yes, Shakespeare Really Did Write Shakespeare
- How We Know That Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare: The Historical Facts
- Who really wrote Shakespeare?
- Who wrote Shakespeare's plays? Stanford professor lets you decide
- The Marlowe Society
Notes and Sources
- Stratford 1: Shakespeare, Glove Maker
- Shakespeare's plays tell us all we need to know about the man – except his identity
- Shakespeare's childhood and education
- Shakespeare in 100 Objects: A Glover's Paring Knife
- Shakespeare's School Days: What Did Shakespeare Read? - – for information on what Shakespeare’s education was like.
- Little-known Welsh teacher 'helped nurture Shakespeare's flair for language'
- The Making of Shakespeare’s Genius, thesis.
- The Stratford References in The Taming of the Shrew by Peter Farey
- The even mead...
- The Case for Shakespeare: In defense of Shakespeare as the author of the Shakespeare works
- How We Know That Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare: The Historical Facts by Tom Reedy and David Kathman
- The death of Hamnet: an essay on grief and creativity, also available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19507447
- Hamnet Shakespeare, Wikipedia
- Hamnet Shakespeare
- The death of Hamnet and the making of Hamlet