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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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2014 SARC Conference in Portland


The 18th annual Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre (SARC) conference will be held at Concordia University, Portland, OR, April 10-13, 2014. The conference will convene Thursday evening at 6 PM with a reception and screening of Joss Whedon’s contemporary film version ...

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The Unbroken Line: Oxford, Acting Companies and the Phenomenon of Shakespeare

By Hank Whittemore Outline of a paper presented at the SOS/SF 2013 Joint Conference in Toronto First … a prologue   The year is 1912 … eight years before “Shakespeare” identified Charles William Wallace – 1912 Professor Charles William Wallace ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Shakespeare’s Aristophanic Comedy

By Earl Showerman  Abstract of a paper presented at the SOS/SF 2013 Joint Conference in Toronto    “So far as native talent goes, there is no Greek dramatist that stands anywhere  near Shakespeare, though Aristophanes suggests him.”         John Jay Chapman,  Greek ...

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SAC Issues Mock Trial Challenge to Shakespeare Birthplace Trust


Press release from the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition: *********************************************************************************************** FOR RELEASE FRIDAY, 6TH DEC., 2013                                                                                            Contact Persons: U.K.: Alexander Waugh, SAC Honorary President                                                                                                                              U.S.: John M. Shahan, SAC Chairman and CEO Taunton, Somerset, U.K., December 2, 2013 — Today the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition (SAC) ...

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