Despite the fact that Shakespeare occupies a position of undisputed preeminence in the literature of the English speaking world, there can be few people who remain unaware that there exists some debate about his identity. For a significant number of people the profile of the man from Stratford just does not fit the bill. Calvin Hoffman was one of these sceptics and he generously endowed an annual prize for the purpose of stimulating research into the theory that Christopher Marlowe wrote much or most of Shakespeare’s work.
This paper supports Hoffman’s stance by presenting evidence that Christopher Marlowe was in fact the author of ‘Shakespeare’s Sonnets’ and that this information lies concealed within them.
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