My girlfriend Rachel sent me an article from yesterday’s New York Times
— "A Historic Whodunit: If Shakespeare Didn't, Who Did?"
by William Niederkorn — which offers an overview of the Shakespeare authorship debate, focussing on the Stratfordian vs. Oxfordian battle. Niederkorn gives a lot of ink and credence to the Oxfordian position that the true author was Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
, as opposed to the classic Stratfordian position, namely that Shakespeare wrote the work of Shakespeare
(and where’s the fun in that?). There’s a lot of good reading on all sides of the debate, even on the clearly wrong Stratford side.