Error loading page.
Try refreshing the page. If that doesn't work, there may be a network issue, and you can use our self test page to see what's preventing the page from loading.
Learn more about possible network issues or contact support for more help.

Shakespeare by Another Name

The Life of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, the Man Who Was Shakespeare

by Mark Anderson

Audiobook

0 of 1 copy available

Place a hold Listen to a sample Listen to a sample

Edward de Vere’s life and letters indicate that he was the true author of the works of Shakespeare. Weaving together ten years of research, this biography of the adventurous Elizabethan earl is a triumph of literary detective work.

Actor William Shaksper of Stratford had little education, never left England, and apparently owned no books.How could he have written the great plays and poetry attributed to him? Journalist Mark Anderson’s biography offers tantalizing proof that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford—courtier, spendthrift, scholar, traveler, soldier, scoundrel, and writer—was the real “Shakespeare.” 

As Anderson reveals, de Vere lived in Venice during his twenties, often in debt to its moneylenders (Merchant of Venice). He led military campaigns against rebellious nobles in Scotland (Macbeth). An extramarital affair resulted in fighting between his supporters and rivals (Romeo and Juliet). And when de Vere was publicly disgraced, he began using the pen name “Shake-speare” and appealed to Queen Elizabeth I through her favorite form of entertainment—the theater.

© 2005 Mark Anderson Recorded by arrangement with Gotham Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.


Expand title description text
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Edition: Abridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781598873474
  • File size: 295533 KB
  • Release date: March 23, 2007
  • Duration: 10:14:51

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781598873474
  • File size: 295533 KB
  • Release date: March 23, 2007
  • Duration: 10:14:51
  • Number of parts: 8


Loading

0 of 1 copy available

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Edward de Vere’s life and letters indicate that he was the true author of the works of Shakespeare. Weaving together ten years of research, this biography of the adventurous Elizabethan earl is a triumph of literary detective work.

Actor William Shaksper of Stratford had little education, never left England, and apparently owned no books.How could he have written the great plays and poetry attributed to him? Journalist Mark Anderson’s biography offers tantalizing proof that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford—courtier, spendthrift, scholar, traveler, soldier, scoundrel, and writer—was the real “Shakespeare.” 

As Anderson reveals, de Vere lived in Venice during his twenties, often in debt to its moneylenders (Merchant of Venice). He led military campaigns against rebellious nobles in Scotland (Macbeth). An extramarital affair resulted in fighting between his supporters and rivals (Romeo and Juliet). And when de Vere was publicly disgraced, he began using the pen name “Shake-speare” and appealed to Queen Elizabeth I through her favorite form of entertainment—the theater.

© 2005 Mark Anderson Recorded by arrangement with Gotham Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.


Expand title description text