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Shakespeare and "Truth"Who tells us about Shakespeare and what we know about him?Why is...

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sheen | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 15, 2008 at 10:45 AM via web

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Shakespeare and "Truth"

Who tells us about Shakespeare and what we know about him?Why is it a truth? I have to write research proposal so I need help.

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 19, 2008 at 12:07 PM (Answer #2)

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We know very little factual information about Shakespeare.  In fact, all we know for sure can fit on a small index card.  Most of what we know is recorded in history books in the form of wedding certificates, birth announcements, employment records, and publications.  As he becomes a more well-known playwright, we have criticisms.  Of course, we always have his plays...through study of these writings and his poems, etc. we can come to some conclusion as to his inner workings and opinions.

 

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 16, 2011 at 12:58 PM (Answer #3)

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I think this is an excellent question.  We don't really know enough about Shakespeare, and we should wonder about what we already know, the information we have taken for granted.  It was a long time ago, and there are many who could have benefited from Shakespeare's name.

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