Those who doubt Shakespeare as an author are regularly attributed to the conspiracy theorists. They are equated from the outset with those who understand the 9/11 terrorist attack as a feigned action of the state.
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It is of fundamental importance, however, to differentiate the terms " conspiracy [plot] and "conspiracy theory". Real proven conspiracies as part of human behavior have often occurred in the past, especially in Shakespeare's time in the late 16th and early 17th century (Babington Plot, The Main Plot, The Gunpowder Plot, The Bye-Plot etc) and in Shakespeare plays ..
The term conspiracy/-theorist is more recent and always used in a derogatory or disparaging manner, as a not proven plot, a figment of imagination: To denote a doubter of Shakespeare's authorship as a conspiracy theorist ( visionaries ) , is no honest mean of blocking an Shakespeare authorship debate.