What is most likely the author’s intent in paragraph 6? That is not even close to being so. In the Master of the Revels’ accounts for 1604-1605-that is, the record of plays performed before the king,
about as official a record as a record can be-Shakespeare is named seven times as the author of plays performed before James I. He is
identified on the title pages as the author of the sonnets and in the dedications of two poems. He is named as author on several quarto editions
of his plays, by Francis Meres in Palladis Tamia, and by Robert Greene in the Groat’s-Worth of Wit. John Webster identifies him as one of the great
playwrights of the age in his preface to The White Devil.
A. To specifically lay out the existing evidence for Shakespeare’s authorship of his work.
B. To reveal the results of his own scholarly investigations
C. To argue that less than half of Shakespeare’s works were written by another author
D. To claim that no theory of authorship can be stated with authority
Answer: To specifically lay out the existing evidence for Shakespeare’s authorship of his work.