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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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SI-100 progress update: May 2015

In this issue: ●    New SI-100 Committee members ●    James Warren now studying impact of Shakespeare Identified ●    Clarifying the purpose of the SI-100 Committee ●    Responding to the Folger’s 2016 First Folio tourNew SI-100 Committee members by Linda Theil ...

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J. T. Looney Reading List compiled by James Warren

Excerpted from the recently released third edition of James Warren’s Index to Oxfordian Publications published in hardcopy by William Boyle’s Forever Press, which is available in paperback, and in an online, searchable database format at Boyle’s Shakespeare Online Authorship Resources (SOAR) catalog. ...

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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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The Latin Inscription on the Stratford Shakespeare Monument Unraveled: Its Bearing on the Stratfordian Controversy

The fight for the body of Patroclus from the Iliad (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)

by Jack A. Goldstone* The Shakespeare monument in Stratford-upon-Avon is frequently cited as one of the clearest pieces of evidence that William Shakspere of Stratford was the author of the Shakespeare poems and plays. It was likely erected just before ...

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Was Actor Edward Alleyn the Real “Upstart Crow”?

Harrison Weir's illustration of The Vain Jackdaw (1881), a bird beautified with the feathers of other birds.

Stratfordian professors have long claimed that a passage in Robert Greene’s Groatsworth of Wit Bought with a Million of Repentance (1592) is a reference to William Shakspere, the man from Stratford. In Groatsworth, Greene warns other playwrights against an upstart ...

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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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William Shakspere — The Irrelevant Life


by Richard Malim of The De Vere Society. ‘Any man who believes that William Shakespeare of Stratford wrote Hamlet or Lear is a fool.’ – John Bright (d. 1889), radical politician and orator Contents 1. Introduction: The Protestant Family 2. ...

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2012 Winning Essay by Jacob Karlsson Lagerros


Bringing Truth to Light – Why it Matters Who Wrote William’s Words by Jacob Karlsson Lagerros According to the legend, Richard Burbage, the most famous actor of Shakespeare’s day, was once asked to visit a lady at home, dressed as ...

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The Stratford Monument: A Monumental Fraud


by Richard Whalen First published in the 2005 issue of The Oxfordian Today’s Stratford monument is the defining image of William Shakspere of Stratford- on-Avon as the alleged author of Shakespeare’s poems and plays. In the church where he’s buried, ...

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