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An archived version of a 2007 NCSU course blog
I origionally posted my question under the title “The Case for Shakespeare (Chapters 9-12). Danny’s question is there as well. My question is… Between the people that are suspected to be the Author of Shakespeare’s plays, what is the order of popularity amoung suspects by scholarly literature? The suspects I am referring to inparticularly are Sir Francis Bacon, William Stanley, Christopher Marlowe, Ralegh, and Rutland.
Christopher Marlowe (a candidate for “the Author”) was mentioned as being a secret agent, as were the people who were present at the time of his murder…
What was the role of an Elizabethan secret agent? (my questions seem to break away from the main topic, I hope that’s OK).
Besides the very brief argument offered in the book for Queen Elizabeth being the author (page 131-132), what other “evidence” do her supporters offer?
McCrea states that “Theaters like the Rose and the Curtain were offensive to most Londoners, the sites of drunkenness, blasphemy, and crime.” (p.166) Why is this?
McCrea mentions that copyright laws did not exist in the Elizabethan era, so when were copyright laws first established and was there a particular case or reason that led to the passing of the laws?
Quotes from McCrea:
“There is also the problem of plagiarism, which in the days before copyright laws was rampant.” (page 139)
“In Elizabethan England, there was no copyright as we know it today.” (page 187)
Goals of the assignment:
The first part of the weekly assignment is to ask a question about the reading for this week — a real question; i.e., something you don’t know the answer to. Ask a question that your classmates can answer quickly. Questions are due before class (which starts at 4:30pm) on Tuesday. Post your question to the blog.
The second part of the weekly assignment is to answer someone’s question (not your own; claim dibs in the comments to the question). You must cite at least one authoritative source. Answers, unlike questions, can be as long as you like. Answers are due before class (which starts at 4:30pm) on Thursday. Post your answer in comments.
Note that you’ll be asking a question about Tuesday’s reading every week, and you will not be asking questions about Thursday’s reading.
Good research questions include these:
On page 133, McCrea states that Sir Francis Bacon married at the age of 45 to a young heiress, aged 14. the arrangement was merely for the money the young wife would bring Bacon, and not for love. What was this young girl the heiress of, and what would that mean for Bacon?
I’ve now sent author invitations to all of you except Danny and Chonayse, who haven’t yet registered as users. Accept these invitations and you can begin posting your questions here on the blog.
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These texts are required for our class:
We’ll also be watching the 2003 film “Shattered Glass” directed by Billy Ray, but I’ll put that on reserve at the library.
Looking forward to meeting you. Please submit a test comment to this post by Friday 1/12.