Shakespeare Authorship Multigenre Research Project
There are four generally accepted candidates for who might have written the plays and poems attributed to William Shakespeare; you will ultimately choose the candidate you feel wrote Shakespeare’s works
- William Shakespeare
- Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
- Francis Bacon
- Christopher Marlowe
Begin preliminary research to familiarize yourself with each candidate. You must research and take notes from a minimum of 5 (five) different sources. Keep a running bibliography of any source you use.
From the categories listed below you must include:
- 1 piece from each category below and 2 additional pieces from any categories you choose.
- Two pieces per candidate; two additional pieces for the candidate you feel actuallly wrote the plays/poems attirbuted to Shakespeare (10 total).
Group 1: Print Media
· Newspaper Article*
*Minimum 1 page (or equivalent) double-spaced
Group 2: Visual with Words
Group 3: Visual Display
Group 4: Informational
***Minimum 1 page (or equivalent) double-spaced
Group 5: Creative Writing
· Skit/short play****
****Minimum 2 pages (or equivalent) double-spaced
Group 6: Structured
*****Minimum 2 pages double-spaced