Before considering anything debunked, in addition to Sigmund Freud, who wrote “The man of Stratford seems to have nothing at all to justify his claim, whereas Oxford has everything,” one should consider the opinions about the identity of the Shakespeare canon’s author of the following literary experts: Henry James, Walt Whitman, Samuel Clemens (who wrote under the pseudonym “Mark Twain”), Ralph Waldo Emerson, Daphne de Maurier, Malcolm X, and Anne Rice.

Some of them named Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford writing under a pseudonym as the author of the canon. All of them expressed severe doubts that the author could possibly have been the man from Stratford-on-Avon.

As Robin Williams said, “You think about William Shakespeare, you think a man basically with a second-grade education wrote some of the greatest poetry of all times? I think not.”

Hurray for PAW for being open-minded to the authorship controversy.

Dorothea Dickerman s’80
Naples, Fla.