History: The Bard's Beard?

He's hot again, and so is that nagging question: Who really wrote Shakespeare?

Nowadays nothing succeeds like Shakespeare. I acknowledge borrowing from Dumas for that phrase, just to keep out of trouble. You see, the trouble with Shakespeare--and success--is that everyone wants a cut, kind and unkind. Not only is Hollywood ransacking the bard's works for the play that might be the next big thing, but the question has arisen of who really wrote Shakespeare in Love. The London press pointed out last week that the screenplay of that very palpable hit has remarkable similarities to the plot of No Bed for Bacon, a 1941 novel by Caryl Brahms and S.J. Simon. A spokesman...

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