Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Shakespeare Authorship Question

Awhile back I read this great novel Will the Real William Shakespeare Please Step Forward? by David Lawrence-Young. It asked the question, who wrote the Shakespeare plays. The book was not only a great story but also a fantastic source for finding out the book out there about the Shakespeare authorship question. After reviewing the book I asked the author via email for a works cited and he sent me the acknowledgments page which I will publish in partial below (for the full list please refer to Mr. Lawrence-Young's novel). It is a great place to start if you have any interest in Shakespeare and the authorship question. Also I highly recommend the book which will also detail the research process. Thank you to David Lawrence-Young for sharing his sources and for the great book.


All of the following books were consulted, even if they are not referred to specifically by name or by author in the text.

Peter Ackroyd, Shakespeare: The Biography, Anchor Books, New York, 2006

Delia Bacon, The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakespeare Unfolded, (1857), Echo   
          Library Reprint, Cirencester, UK, 2010

Bill Bryson, Shakespeare, Harper Press, London, 2009

Graeme Bryson, Shakespeare in Lancashire, Sunwards Publishing, Liverpool, 1998

A.M. Challinor, The Alternative Shakespeare, The Book Guild, Lewes, UK, 1996

David & Ben Crystal, The Shakespeare Miscellany, Penguin Books, London, 2005

Andrew Donkin, Shakespeare & His Dramatic Acts, Scholastic Books, New York,

Katherine Duncan-Jones, Ungentle Shakespeare: Scenes from His Life, Arden
          Shakespeare, London, 2001

Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence, Bacon is Shakespeare, Gay & Hancock, London, 1910

H. N. Gibson, The Shakespeare Claimants, Barnes & Noble Inc., New York, 1962

Ilya Gililov, The Shakespeare Game: The Mystery of the Great Phoenix, Algora  
          Publishing, New York, 2003

Anthony Holden, William Shakespeare: His Life & Work, Abacus, London, 1999

Park Honan, Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy, Oxford UP., Oxford, 2005

J. Leslie Hotson, Death of Christopher Marlowe, (1925), Kessinger Reprint, Montana,      
           USA, 2011

W.J. Fraser Hutcheson, Shakespeare's Other Anne, William Maclellan, Glasgow,

Brenda James & W.D. Rubinstein, The Truth Will Out: Unmasking the Real  
          Shakespeare, Regan-HarperCollins, New York, 2006,

Frank Kermode, The Age of Shakespeare, Phoenix, London, 2005

David Lawrence-Young, Marlowe: Soul'd to the Devil, Vanguard, Cambridge, UK,  

J. Thomas Looney, "Shakespeare" Identified, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, New York, 1949

John Michell, Who Wrote Shakespeare? Thames & Hudson, London, 1996

Charles Nicholl, The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe, Johnathan
          Cape, London, 1992

John Julius Norwich, Shakespeare's Kings, Viking, London, 1999

David Riggs, The World of Christopher Marlowe, Faber& Faber, London, 2004

Nicholas Robins, Walking Shakespeare's London, New Holland, London, 2004

William Ross, The Story of Anne Whateley & William Shaxpere, W. & R. Holmes,
          Glasgow, 1939

A.L.Rowse, William ShakespeareA Biography, Harper & Row, New York, 1963

Eric Sams, The Real Shakespeare, Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, USA, 1997

S. Schoenbaum, Shakespeare's Lives, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1991

James Shapiro, 1599, A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, Faber & Faber Ltd.,
          London, 2005

James Shapiro, Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? Simon & Schuster, New
          York, 2010

Claude W. Sykes, Alias William Shakespeare, Francis Aldor, London, 1947

David Thomas, Shakespeare in the Public Records, Public Record Office, HMSO,
          London, 1985

M.J. Trowe, Who Killed Kit Marlowe? Sutton Publishing, Glosc., UK, 2001

Mark Twain, Is Shakespeare Dead? (1909), Reprint, Dodo press, Glosc., UK, 2010

Stanley Wells, Is it True What They Say about Shakespeare? Long Barn Books,
          Glosc., UK, 2007

David Rhys Williams, Shakespeare: They Name is Marlowe, Vision Press,
          London, 1966

Hugh Ross Williamson, The Day Shakespeare Died, Michael Joseph, London, 1962

Ian Wilson, Shakespeare: The Evidence, Headline Publishing, London, 1993

Michael Wood, In Search of Shakespeare, BBC Books, London, 2005

Wilbur, G. Zeigler, It Was Marlowe: A Story of the Secret of Three Centuries,
          (1895), Reprint, Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana, USA, 2011

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