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Shakespeare / Authorship Controversy #320847

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 23, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Stratford-upon-Avon, England: Jim Hickey) Perennial issue of who actually wrote works attributed to William Shakespeare featured; Francis Bacon, Sir Walter Raleigh, Queen Elizabeth I and Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere mentioned. Celebration of birthday of Shakespeare here shown. [Descendant of de Vere, Lord Charles VERE - says man from Stratford-on-Avon did not write them.] Computer analysis of Shakespeare's works at Claremont McKenna College reported; scenes shown. [Student research leader John OTSUKI - says de Vere and Bacon are likely authors.] Pub. of poem recently attributed to Shakespeare noted. [OTSUKI - says poem most likely authored by Shakespeare.] Scenes shown from ABC Entertainment's "Head of the Class". [Shakespeare Authorship Round Table spokesperson Carol Sue LIPMAN - discusses issue.]

Hickey, Jim;
Serafin, Barry

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