|Who really wrote the regal works credited to the vulgar actor Will Shakespeare? (Alamy)|
|Holding a mask to stay anonymous|
|Here the mask is more obvious|
Edward de Vere
But some believe there are references in the plays to de Vere's life and that there are a series of codes in the writing that implicate the 17th Earl of Oxford as the true author. This is the theory put forward in the film "Anonymous." More
10 reasons Shakespeare was not the author
(Anonymous Movie's Channel) Filmmaker gives 10 reasons the uneducated Will Shakespeare -- even if he had been born a genius and prodigy -- could not possibly be the author.