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Shakespearean authorship

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The Shakespearian authorship controversy centers around the theory that someone other than William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the plays and poems that go under his name. The mainstream of scholarly thought on this point is unequivocal in saying that he was exactly as claimed: the talented son of a prominent official from a prosperous provincial town, educated at grammar school who learned the techniques of theatre and received the background he needed in the vibrant cultural scene of Elizabethan London.