Experts believe software proves Shakespeare collaborated

Sir Brian Vickers, an authority on Shakespeare at the Institute of English Studies at the University of London, is a believer in the theory that the Bard did not write all of his plays alone. Now a software program called Pl@giarism may help his case.

The program, originally developed by students at the University of Maastricht to detect plagiarism, was used to compare period phrases those in with Shakespeare’s works. At least in the early years, Vickers feels that the playwright may have collaborated with Thomas Kyd.