Thematic Content and Political Context in Shakespeare's Dramatic Output, with Implications for Authorship and Chronology Controversies

@article{Simonton2004ThematicCA,
  title={Thematic Content and Political Context in Shakespeare's Dramatic Output, with Implications for Authorship and Chronology Controversies},
  author={D. Simonton},
  journal={Empirical Studies of the Arts},
  year={2004},
  volume={22},
  pages={201 - 213}
}
  • D. Simonton
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Empirical Studies of the Arts
Empirical studies of Shakespeare's plays have usually assumed that the traditional Stratfordian chronology is basically correct. This assumption is cast in doubt by Oxfordians who claim that the plays were authored by Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. However, prior investigations have shown that Stratfordian chronologies are more strongly supported by stylometric analyses than are Oxfordian chronologies. In this study the two authorship positions are evaluated by examining the… Expand
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