What role did the Earl of Southampton play in Shakespeare's life?
I read lately in a book like old times that Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton was his patron when Shakespeare just arrived and entered to the show business. I am not too sure if that the only role he had in Shakespeare's life but he sure was his patron at least that what I read.
She didn't care for Richard II, not because she thought it was a badly written play or anything but because the Earl of Essex had it performed for propaganda purposes. In the play, Richard is deposed, and the Queen said, "I am Richard II, know ye not that?" Sure, enough, Essex later tried to depose her.
1. William Shakespeare Even other playwrights said he wrote them including Ben Jonson, a competing playwright. 2. Christopher Marlowe He was a popular playwright but he got into trouble and had to fake his death to save his life. He kept writing plays under Shakespeares name, whom he paid to use his name. Only thing is that there's too much evidence to show Christopher Marlowe was murdered in 1592. 3. Sir Francis Bacon Shakespeares plays…