Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Home of the future Mrs. Shakepeare.
Explore the world in which Shakespeare lived and wrote.
Dates of the five tragedies:
The Merchant of Venice: 1596-97
King Lear: 1605-06
Marlowe DeVere Bacon Sidney
There has always been controversy about the authorship of Shakespeare's plays. Some say he had neither the education or social background necessary to write such works. Others point to proof of his authorship. These websites take both sides.