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'Bad Handwriting' May Settle Shakespeare Mystery

Discover What Shakespeare’s Handwriting Looked Like, and How It Solved a Mystery of Authorship

About the Poet: English poet, dramatist, and actor William Shakespeare (1564–1616) is considered by many to be the greatest playwright of all time, although many of the facts of his life remain mysterious. Shakespeare’s poetry was published before his plays, with two poems appearing in 1593 and 1594, dedicated to his patron Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton. Most of Shakespeare’s sonnets were probably written at this time as well. His early plays were mainly comedies and…