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A Dozen Shakespeare Plays Written after Oxford Died? Not Proven!

by Richard F. Whalen Prospero: …this rough magic I here abjure…I’ll break my staff, Bury it certain fadoms in the earth, And deeper than did ever plummet sound I’ll drown my book.                 ...

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Waugh on Jonson’s ‘Sweet Swan of Avon’

The most celebrated description of “William Shakespeare” occurs in the 71st line of Ben Jonson’s poem “To the memory of My Beloved, The AUTHOR Mr William Shakespeare And what he hath left us,” prefixed to the First Folio of 1623: ...

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Mark Twain and “Shake-Speare”: Soul Mates

James Norwood

James Norwood One of the hallmarks of Mark Twain was irreverence. His first major publication, The Innocents Abroad, called into question the high culture of Europe, which he had experienced first-hand during an extended trip. Following his days as a ...

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SHAKESPEARE IN COMPOSITION

Sir Thomas More

Evidence for Oxford’s Authorship of “The Book of Sir Thomas More” by Fran Gidley The play Sir Thomas More survived its obscure Elizabethan origins to resurface in the nineteenth century in a single manuscript copy, now in the British Library. ...

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Editorial: Midnight in the Garden of the SAQ

By Dr. Michael Egan Readers will know that Shakespeare Beyond Doubt contributor, Hardy Cook, also runs SHAKSPER, an online discussion group. Recently the issue of free debate surfaced as a topic, and its moderator, a retired professor, stoutly defended his ...

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Oxfordians Spreading Authorship Doubts at First Folio Tour

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship members have been distributing flyers questioning the traditional authorship theory at institutions and events connected to the Folger Shakespeare Library’s 2016 national First Folio tour. The flyer was created by the SOF’s First Folio Committee, chaired by Professor ...

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End of an Oxfordian Era on the Supreme Court?

Remembering Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016) by Bryan H. Wildenthal[1] With the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, on February 13 of this year, the United States Supreme Court lost one of its most brilliant and influential members—and Oxfordians lost one of the ...

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Remembering Rollett and Debunking Shapiro (Again)

by Bryan H. Wildenthal On June 29, the New York Times once again gave a platform to a Stratfordian academic to peddle nonsense on the Shakespeare authorship issue. Oddly enough (bear with me, there’s a connection), this made me think of ...

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SI-100 — James Warren research project

James Warren continues to examine impact of “Shakespeare” Identified SI-100 Committee member James Warren continues to lead the preliminary work to develop and organize materials for a book on the impact that“Shakespeare” Identified has had on Shakespeare studies and the ...

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SI-100 progress update: December 2015

Compiled by Kathryn Sharpe In this issue: SOF members get SI-100 update at Ashland conference James Warren continues to examine impact of “Shakespeare” Identified List of known letters of J. T. Looney SI-100 Committee membership changes New First Folio Committee ...

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