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Is Shakespeare Dead?

Is Shakespeare Dead? - Mark Twain

"I only believed Bacon wrote Shakespeare, whereas I knew Shakespeare didn’t." This is Twain's essential premise. We may not be able to prove conclusively who wrote the works that bear Shakespeare's name (though Francis Bacon gets Twain's vote), but given the facts, any thinking, "reasoning" (a word too often misappropriated by the Stratfordians, according to Twain) person can rule out William Shakespeare completely. If you want to enter the fray on the authorship controversy, this may not be the most authoritative place to start, but it'll probably be the most fun.