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  • Christopher Marlowe, Mary Sidney, the Earl of Derby, and the Earl of Rutland have attracted fewer though no less ardent supporters.

    "Contested Will"

  • The OED still gives Coriolanus 1607 as a first use, but, as I point out in Think on My Words, Mary Sidney, the Countess of Pembroke, talks about ‘lonely ghosts’ in her Tragedie of Antonie, and that is 1592.

    On updating and the OED

  • When Frances followed Mary Sidney into the other room, Jane Northumberland and I were close behind.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • A few hours later, after the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk arrived at Durham House, Mary Sidney left to fetch Queen Jane.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • When Elizabeth Tudor became queen, Mary Sidney was one of her closest friends.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • She was more settled in her mind by the time her daughter, Mary Sidney, arrived at Durham House.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • After a considerable time had passed, Mary Sidney hurried in.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • Non-Shakespearean drama in England from the building of the first public theater in 1576 to the closing of the theaters in 1642, including such authors as Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, Mary Sidney, Beaumont and Fletcher and Elizabeth Carey.

    On reading narrowly

  • But over the years, different folks have suggested Elizabeth I, Christopher Marlowe, Francis Bacon, and more recently, Mary Sidney.

    NPR on the Shakespeare Authorship Question, Part One: Drama vs Realism

  • In short, Mary Sidney had the motive, means and opportunity to write the plays.



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