(9) This argument, like others made by the Anti-Stratfordians (for example, their claim that
Shakespeare's authorship is discredited by irregularities in the spelling of his name that were quite
common at the time) is completely unconvincing. (10) For one thing, there was an excellent
grammar school near Shakespeare's home, where he would have had access to an outstanding free
education in Latin, the classics, and rhetoric. (11) Still, because Shakespeare's father was both a
prosperous merchant and the town bailiff, it is almost certain that Shakespeare would have attended
this school. (12) Moreover, once Shakespeare moved to London as a young man, he would have
been exposed to a wealth of ideas and knowledge, which, good for us, he used to create some of
the greatest works of literature the world has ever known.
Which of the following versions of sentence 3 (reproduced below) would both engage the
audience's interest and provide the most effective introduction to the main topic of the
Does any other writer even come close?