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This is the best book on the Shakespeare authorship controversy that one can own. This is because this book is not just a explanation of the controversy, but a historiography of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gene Rhea Tucker
I bought this book sight unseen, hoping to find nothing more or less than a simple presentation of the merits of each candidate's claim for authorship. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Everett P. Goldner
In Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare, Shapiro makes a resolute and forceful case for William Shakespeare as the author of the Shakespeare plays. And why shouldn't he? Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bruce Hutchison
James Shapiro has written an interesting and wide ranging book on the authorship problem. The bibliographical essay at the end of the book runs 40 pages. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Donald E. Fulton
The reviews,and the blurbs on the cover, promised just what I was looking for. As a person interested in the competing theories, I thought I was buying an objective (well, as... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jimeo722
He should have lied hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a lie.
Academia creeps in this petty pace from lie to lie
To the last syllable of recorded... Read more
Not such fun to read as Bill Bryson (In 2213, the literary world may quarrel over who wrote "Bryson"), but more weighty on the authorship question. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Svein O. Haugen
I've always been interested in this debate and leaned heavily toward Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, as the wielder of the pen of the bard. Read morePublished 11 months ago by R. Williams
Unlike Alan Nelson's biography of Edward de Vere, Monstrous Adversary, Shapiro's Contested Will is not a torture to read. Read morePublished 12 months ago by A Customer