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This simple answer to this is most likely that he was not the only author. I say this because the theatre in Tudor and Elizabethan times was a very collaborative affair, and my guess is that the final versions were heavily edited and added to by members of the company. Also the best criticism I have seen of him and the one that I think holds the most water is that Shakespeare was a borrower. His peers often claimed that he would "lift" lines from them and rewrite them in his own voice. Kit Marlowe was apparently the most vocal about this.

I have to say just because there isn't documentation of it whose to say that some local wealthy do-gooder didn't take interest in old Will and give him an education plus access to a modest home library.

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