What questions would Shakespeare ask today?

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Question 1: How did Shakespeare gain access to books in Stratford-upon-Avon in childhood and adolescence?
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Question 2: Did Shakespeare the King Edward VI. Attended Grammar School in Stratford-upon-Avon?
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Question 3: Does anything in the works require the writer to be trained at a university?
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Question 4: Do the pieces reflect the education the boy received at Stratford Latin School?
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Question 5: Do allegations of illiteracy about members of the Shakespeare family matter in relation to his own identification as a writer?
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Question 6: Was any of Shakespeare's childhood contemporaries intellectually successful or earned a professional honor?
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Question 7: Are there clear links between Shakespeare's dramas and the Stratford-upon-Avon area?
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Question 8: Do Shakespeare's works reflect aspects of life in Stratford-upon-Avon during his time?
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Question 9 When did Shakespeare first appear on the literary stage?
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Question 10: Did Shakespearean writers identify him as the author of certain works?
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Question 11: Did Shakespearean writers criticize his works?
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Question 12: Were Shakespeare's plays published under his own name during his lifetime?
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Question 13: Was Shakespeare's name promotional for the plays we suspect he didn't write?
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Question 14: If Shakespeare was a fraud, where is the historical evidence?
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Question 15: Did Shakespeare become famous in his lifetime?
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Question 16: Can we be concerned that there are gaps in the historical record?
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Question 17: How did Shakespeare get his money?
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Question 18: What was Shakespeare's social status?
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Question 19: Could the dramas have been written by someone who has never left England?
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Question 20: Why is it important for actor names to appear in some of the early printed texts of Shakespearean dramas?
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Question 21: In what ways are the plays revealing about Shakespeare's knowledge of theater practice?
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Question 22: As an actor, what is your impression of Shakespeare's personality?
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Question 23: As an actor and director, how do you react to the Shakespearean authorship conspiracy theory?
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Question 24: To what extent can a collaboration with co-authors in the Shakespeare canon be proven?
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Question 25: Is it possible that Shakespeare collaborated with other authors to a lesser extent?
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Question 26: Was collaboration common in Shakespearean?
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Question 27: What methods are used to prove co-authorship in Shakespeare's plays?
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Question 28: Is Shakespeare's dramatic verse different from Marlowe's?
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Question 29: Did Shakespeare have an aristocratic sponsor / patron?
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Question 30: What was the relationship between the aristocracy and the theater in Shakespeare's time?
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Question 31: How has the Shakespeare authorship discussion presented itself in literature?
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Question 32: Are there any other authors whose authorship is being questioned?
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Question 33: What evidential value must the complete edition of Shakespeare's plays, published in 1623, be assigned?
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Question34: The folio edition, published in 1623, contains numerous poems in praise of Shakespeare. Do these poems of praise strengthen the argument for Shakespeare's authorship?
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Question 35: Does Shakespeare's will shed light on his professional practice?
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Question 36: Is the absence of books in Shakespeare's will suspect?
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Question 37: How was Shakespeare thought of when he died?
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Question 38: Does the bust of the Stratford Monument say anything about Shakespeare's profession?
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Question 39: What do we learn about Shakespeare from Ben Jonson?
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Question 40: When did the doubts about Shakespeare's authorship begin?
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Question 41: What reasons are given for doubts about Shakespeare's authorship of the plays?
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Question 42: What psychological impulses could be behind the questioning of Shakespeare's authorship?
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Question 43: What role does James Wilmot play in the history of the authorship question?
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Question 44: What role did Delia Bacon play in the Shakespeare authorship debate?
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Question 45: Is it plausible that Sir Francis Bacon wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare?
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Question 46: Do you agree with Mark Twain that one can only write on the basis of one's own experience?
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Question 47 Why did Sigmund Freud question Shakespeare's authorship?
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Question 48: Why did Henry James "doubt" Shakespeare's authorship?
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Question 49: Did the Earl of Oxford have any relationship with the theater?
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Question 50: Are there any factual objections to the assumption that the Earl of Oxford wrote the works ascribed to Shakespeare?
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Question 51: Are there any factual objections to the attribution of Shakespeare's works to Christopher Marlowe?
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Question 52: Who else has been brought into play as a possible author?
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Question 53: Degrees are granted at the Universities of Brunel and Concordia [Oregon] to those who question Shakespeare's authorship. What intellectual justification is there for this?
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Question 54: What is the attitude of established Shakespeare research towards the authorship debate?
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Question 55: What other theories could be compared to the Shakespearean authorship conspiracy theory and why?
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Question 56: Why conspiracy theories?
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Question 57: What does Stephen Fry think of the Shakespeare authorship question?
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Question 58: What do people in India think of the Shakespearean authorship conspiracy theory?
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Question 59: Why don't you think Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare's works?
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Question 60: What do you think of the thesis that Shakespeare's reputation is stolen and transferred to another?
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Question 61: What was Shakespeare's attitude towards royalty?
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Attachments:

A: Five key questions that the SBT does not ask and cannot answer

B: Six common platitudes about the Works and the Skeptics

C: A letter to SBT Chairman Stanley Wells