Where did Shakespeare get his ideas? Were all the plotlines unique? Whose hand held the quill? Did Shakespeare write all the plays attributed to him?Who is Francis Bacon? Who is Edward de Vere? How did Shakespeare change the plots of the stories he used? How has the English language changed? How did editorial problems and printing problems possibly change Shakespeare's words?
Shakespeare has been called the greatest playwright of all time. Yet an ongoing debate exists about whether Shakespeare was really the author of all the plays credited to him. Let's clarify the situation holding a mock trial based on the question.