Francis Bacon

Evidence within the Shakespearean plays indicates that the author was educated, knew the law, was a member of court, a statesman, an expert on classical mythology, and widely travelled in the courts of Europe.

Some believe that Francis Bacon was all of these as he deliberately followed the ancient path of using drama for educational purposes in order to lead people to self-knowledge...

The Shakespeare Authorship Roundtable is a global forum for the study of the Shakespeare canon, the Elizabethan theatre, and the social and political life of the Elizabethan period, with emphasis on an open-minded exploration of the Shakespeare authorship debate. With open minds and good humor, we’ve been searching for answers for over 25 years. We are curious about them all, but the Roundtable does not subscribe to a particular theory of authorship.