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"McCrea's position on the authorship question is instantly clear: he refers to those who deny that Will Shakespeare of Stratford is the author of the sonnets and plays credited to him as heretic. . . . McCrea examines all available biographical evidence about the Stratford Shakespeare. Because this evidence is scanty and does not prove or disprove Shakespeare's authorship, he supports his conclusions with ample quotes from primary materials and references to scholarly studies. Readers can judge for themselves whether to agree or disagree. . . . Recommended for all libraries needing to balance out collections about the authorship question."
"McCrea establishes conclusively that Shakespeare, the Stratford-born actor--not Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, or Marlowe, Bacon, or anyone else--did in fact compose the works attributed to him. . . . Essential. All collections; all levels."
"This is the latest in an honourable line of books reaffirming Shakespeare's authorship. . . . The Case for Shakespeare gives reliable and well argued accounts of both sides, bringing out the sleight of hand, specious logic, imaginary evidence, misdirection and above all subjective approaches that have spawned so many rival candidates."
Times Literary Supplement
". . .. hundreds of examples of historical and literary consilience have been compiled by Purchase College theatre professor and playwright Scott McCrea in his aptly titled book The Case for Shakespeare (Praeger, 2008), which demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that, in the Bard's own words from Julius Caesar, Shakespeare was not just a man but the man. . ."