Dig Deeper - Results from Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays!

Thanks to all of you that came out to see The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage and voted for who YOU think wrote Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Henry V, Midsummer Night's Dream and all the rest!  Over the past 200 years over 80 different authorship candidates and groups of people have been proposed as the "true" Bard.  We offered up just a few choices and here are the results... In last place, with 28 votes:  Edward de Vere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford, patron of the Blackfriars Theatre.

4th place, with 30 votes:  Plays by Committee and Other Nominations Category, which included Queen Elizabeth I, Miguel de Cervantes, and Sheik Zubayr bin William.

3rd place, with 33 votes:  Sir Francis Bacon, philosopher & scientist

2nd place, with 65 votes:  Christopher Marlowe, poet & dramatist, pioneer of Elizabethan blank verse

1st place, with 150 votes:  The Man From Stratford, William Shakespeare!

Click here to find out more about the Authorship Question from the Royal Shakespeare Company and thanks to everyone for playing!



Dig Deeper - Can You Name Every Shakespeare Play?

In our upcoming show, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), 3 actors perform all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in 97 minutes!  Can you name them all?  See how many plays you recognize listed below and get your tickets now to see how our three actors achieve this monumental comedic feat!PremiereImage_Shakespeare The Histories Henry VI Part I, II, & III Richard III King John Edward III Richard II Henry IV Part I & II Henry V Henry VIII

The Romances Pericles Cymbeline The Winter’s Tale The Tempest The Two Noble Kinsmen

The Comedies The Comedy of Errors The Taming of the Shew The Two Gentlemen of Verona Love’s Labour Lost A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor Much Ado About Nothing As You Like It Twelfth Night Troilus and Cresside All’s Well That Ends Well Measure for Measure

The Tragedies Titus Andronicus Romeo and Juliet Julius Caesar Hamlet Othello King Lear Macbeth Antony & Cleopatra Coriolanus Timon of Athens