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Costello Launches “Shakespeare and the Stars” book in Toronto on June 2

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Astrologer Priscilla Costello, who spoke at the SOF’s 2013 conference, will launch her new book, Shakespeare and the Stars: The Hidden Astrological Keys to Understanding the World’s Greatest Playwright, on Thursday, June 2, 2016, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at Victoria ...

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Shatilov Translates Twain and Norwood Into Russian

Is Shakespeare Dead? in Russian

Kirill Shatilov, who has translated Romeo and Juliet into Russian, has now also translated Mark Twain’s anti-Stratfordian romp Is Shakespeare Dead? into Russian. The Kindle book (Умер ли Шейкспир?) is now available on Amazon. In addition to Twain’s book, the volume also ...

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William Ray reviews Ver, Begin by Ricardo Mena

Ver Begin book cover

To evaluate Ver, begin and the challenge it represents for modern Shakespearean scholarship, we revisit an imperative written by J. Thomas Looney: We shall first have to dissociate from the [canon] writings the conception of such an author as the steady, complacent, business-like man-of-the-world suggested by the Stratford Shakspere. ...

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Whittemore reviews Ideas of Order: A Close Reading of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Ideas of Order book cover

The Sonnets consist of “love poetry that is as passionate, daring, intimate, searing, and lyrical as any that we may ever encounter,” Rudenstine writes, adding that the poems are “more carefully ordered—as a coherent sequence” than most commentators allow, and that “some of the clusters of linked sonnets seem so tightly bound together”

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SOF Responds to Omission of Authorship Book from Mark Twain Project

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The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship recently objected to the current omission of Mark Twain’s masterpiece of Shakespeare authorship skepticism, Is Shakespeare Dead? from the University of California at Berkeley’s Mark Twain Project Online. Is Shakespeare Dead? is the book in which Twain famously ...

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Charles Pennington: How I Became an Oxfordian


I have become an Oxfordian only recently, having pursued the Shakespeare authorship question for two years. With a liberal arts undergraduate degree and two advanced degrees, in science and business, I have a perspective that is uncommon to many I ...

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Earl Showerman: How I Became an Oxfordian

Earl Showerman

The first requirement of becoming an Oxfordian is learning to love Shakespeare, both in production and on the page. I became possessed of Shakespeare’s magic by serendipity when I moved to Ashland, home of the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. My ...

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The Shakespeare Authorship Question Comes to GableStage


Tom Regnier gave his presentation, “Did Shakespeare Really Write Shakespeare? Or Did Someone Else?” on April 11, 2016 in Coral Gables, Florida at the GableStage theatre. A video of the event is now available on the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship YouTube Channel: ...

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Brief Chronicles Publishes Special First Folio Edition

FF at Frost Museum

In response to the many activities marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakspere of Stratford, and particularly in response to the Folger Shakespeare Library’s decision to exhibit copies of the First Folio in every state in the ...

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Report on Toronto Anti-Stratfordians’ Rebuttal to the 400th Anniversary

Keir Cutler and Diana Price

A two-hour look into William Shakespeare’s “unorthodox” biography took place at the Canadian Stage Company’s Berkeley Street Theatre on April 24th from 4 to 6 p.m. The event, produced by Professor Don Rubin and sponsored by the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition ...

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