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Helen Hackett

Helen Hackett is a reader in English at University College London. Shakespeare and Elizabeth came out last year.

Shakespeare’s Authors

Helen Hackett, 11 March 2010

The subtitle of James Shapiro’s engaging new book is a tease. Shapiro, the author of 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (2005), is in no doubt that William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon is the author of the works published in his name: not Sir Francis Bacon, or Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, or Christopher Marlowe, living on in secret after his apparent death in a...

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