Stanley Wells answers authoritatively and fully questions such as: Is it true that ...Shakespeare didn't actually write his plays at all? he left his wife the second best bed? his wife was pregnant when they were married? he died on his birthday? he was illiterate and uneducated, from peasant stock? he was caught deer-poaching? he was an actor as well as a playwrite? he became very right and a major landowner? the most famous portrait of him is not of him at all? You will find here the answer to every one of those regularly occurring questions and the correction to every fallacy about our most important writer.