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Letters: The Meaning of Shakespeare's Identity

Readers discuss the possibility that the person behind Shakespeare’s works was not the man buried in Stratford.
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Was Shakespeare a Woman?

The authorship controversy has yet to surface a compelling alternative to the man buried in Stratford. Perhaps that’s because, until recently, no one was looking in the right place, Elizabeth Winkler suggested in The Atlantic’s June issue.


I thank you sincerely for shedding a light on the literary work published by William Shakespeare. I feel chills as I reread the texts and think of a

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