Why Doubt William Shakespeare?

The most recent Shakespeare authorship theory (2021) proposed by Dennis McCarthy and June Schlueter called “the North theory” is based on a plagiarism software that is used to compare the essays of college students with those stored in a worldwide database.

College professors had long asked for a software program to help combat college plagiarism. Students were buying essay papers off the internet, but it is difficult to accuse a student of plagiarism. One such program is called Turnitin. When Dennis McCarthy entered the plays of William Shakespeare into the plagiarism software, he got a hit.

The unbiased software program that cannot read, discovered Shakespeare’s writings had been ripped from the pages previously penned by Sir Thomas North. Not just one or two lines either. McCarthy discovered thousands of examples of plagiarism, pages of Julius Caesar, for example, show that many lines have been lifted word for word from Plutarch's Lives. McCarthy theorizes that William Shakespeare might not have been a writer at all. He may have acted as a play broker, someone who purchased old plays, and then paid a theater company to revise them into the masterpieces we know and love today. The book is called North by Shakespeare. You can see McCarthy's videos on YouTube.

The book that counters the North theory is only $8.88 here.

Therefore, "the North theory" states that Thomas North wrote all of Shakespeare's original plays, not William Shakespeare. There was no "central" author. North wrote all (or most of them) for his patron Robert Dudley, the first Earl of Leicester, and Shakespeare and his actors plagiarized these plays. There is only one problem with it.

 No plays written by Thomas North have ever been found.

Is there another explanation? If so, Shakespeare experts have not offered one.

Where North by Shakespeare Goes South is my own solution to the problem. I propose a different but very simple theory. William Shakespeare did not beg, borrow or steal anything from Thomas North because Shakespeare never wrote anything. Someone else did.

where North by Shakespeare Goes South book cover by Robert Boog shows an arrow pointed downward.


Why question Shakespeare's authorship?

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Shakey's Madness on Kindle

Shakey's Madness: Does a Mental Disorder Reveal the "Real" William Shakespeare offers a brand NEW theory.

In Shakey's Madness, readers will explore the idea of why Edward de Vere, the 17th earl of Oxford makes more sense than ANY other candidate.

Because during his turbulent life, Oxford openly exhibited the signs of epilepsy and bipolar II affective disorder. So apparently did the author of the Shakespeare canon because in 31 times he mentions fainting by reason of strong emotion.

Symptoms of bipolar disorder such as "melancholy", "time", lack of trust, and thoughts of suicide can be found throughout the plays, poems, and sonnets of the *real* author. We see these same symptoms in the life of Edward de Vere as per his biographer, Allan H. Nelson.

What do you think?

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Review #2: "I received a free copy of Shakey's Madness in exchange for an honest review, so here goes. To be honest, I enjoyed the entire concept from the cute cover, to calling him "Shakey" and not Shakespeare and all the humor. Boog's tone is conversational. Usually, when one thinks about books on Shakespeare, one usually does NOT read that the reviewer enjoyed the author's sense of humor. I especially liked the story of how Boog rewrote Shakespeare's sonnet and then surprisingly, I liked Boog's sonnet. A psychiatrist told Boog that no one in over 400 years has thought of the things Boog wrote in this book, and I believe it. It's uniquely original. Shakespeare-lovers might hate this book but I truly enjoyed it. Recommend." JB

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To learn more about what the book is about, here is a YouTube video with what is now the Preface to Shakey's Madness.

You can also read posts on confirmation bias and the year 1604 and Sir Thomas North

Shakey's Madness

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Edward DeVere, the 17th earl of Oxford

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