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David Van Vleck: How I Became an Oxfordian

Van Vleck Featured Image

I’m a playwright/novelist/screenwriter (whose favorite actor is, coincidentally to Oxfordiania, Sir Derek Jacobi). Sometime in the mid-1990’s, I was at my grandparents’ summer farm in Vermont, and relaxing on our porch, I found myself in conversation with my (now-ex; met ...

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How Did You Become an Oxfordian?

Edward de Vere, 1575

The SOF launches a periodic series of essays from members called, “How I Became an Oxfordian.” The SOF welcomes Bob Meyers, President Emeritus of the National Press Foundation, who will edit this series. Bob wants to hear from you about ...

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Support the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship through AmazonSmile


You Shop. Amazon Gives. Do you shop through Amazon.com? Now, through the AmazonSmile program, you can ensure that every time you buy merchandise on Amazon, a portion of the proceeds of your purchase will go to the SOF. And it ...

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Fall Issue of Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter Now Available

Eddi Jolly, Kevin Gilvary, Alexander Waugh, Wally Hurst, Ros Barber, and Earl Showerman (l. to r.)

The Fall 2015 issue of The Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter has been published, and is available online. “My ‘From the Editor’ column usually goes inside the issue,” said Newsletter editor Alex McNeil. “But there wasn’t room for it this time. That’s ...

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An Hour With Wells and Edmondson

Stanley Wells and Paul Edmondson (photos by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust)

Note from the Editor By Alex McNeil I hope you’ll read with care the interview, conducted by Don Rubin and Patricia Keeney, with Stanley Wells and Paul Edmondson of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. After you’re finished, I don’t know if ...

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Controversy Films launches campaign to fund outreach for the documentary film Nothing is Truer than Truth


By Cheryl Eagan-Donovan As founder of Controversy Films and director of the documentary Nothing is Truer than Truth, I am very pleased to announce a new fundraising campaign to assist with post-production and outreach for the project.  The educational outreach ...

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2015 Ashland Conference Agenda

Mark Anderson

The 2015 Shakespeare Authorship Conference will take place September 24-27 at the Ashland Springs Hotel in Ashland, OR. Register here. Please note: All events and times are subject to change. Conference Schedule Thursday, 24 September 8:00 – 12:00   Conference Registration ...

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‘Thy Stratford Moniment’ – Revisited

Fig. 6. Hollar’s Drawing, c. 1656

Holistic Interpretation by Alexander Waugh This article was first published in the De Vere Society Newsletter, October 2014.  It is here presented, in a version revised and updated by the author, with kind permission of the De Vere Society. That ...

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Shakespeare Full Circle


by Nate Briggs (from the Winter 2015 Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter) Seeing a recent local production of Much Ado About Nothing brought me back to the Shakespeare Authorship Question, and, incidentally, the state of live productions of Shakespeare among the many ...

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2014 Madison Conference Agenda

Hank Whittemore

The 2014 Shakespeare Authorship Conference will take place September 11-14 at the Overture Center in Madison, WI. Register here. Please note: All events and times are subject to change. We look forward to seeing you in Madison! Conference Schedule Thursday, ...

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