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Authorship Clues in Henry VI, Part 3

by Eric Lewin Altschuler and William Jansen Some years ago, in an article in Notes & Queries, Philippa Sheppard noted strong similarities between the speech of Prince Edward in Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 3 (5.4. 44-49) and the famed “St. ...

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De Vere’s Lucrece and Romano’s Sala di Troia

Michael Delahoyde Originally published in THE OXFORDIAN, Volume IX 2006, pages 51–65 To this well-painted piece is Lucrece come, To find a face where all distress is stell’d. Many she sees where cares have carvéd some, But none where all distress and ...

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Gabriel Harvey and the Genesis of “William Shakespeare”

by Andrew Hannas Reprinted by permission of the author from The Shakespeare Oxford Society Newsletter, Winter 1993, Volume 29, No. 1B In attempts to explain the choice of the name “William Shakespeare” subscribed in print to the dedicatory epistles to ...

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A Brief History of the Shakespeare Question

1709 The publication of the first biography of “Shakespeare” as the Stratford man by Nicholas Rowe. The Restoration-era, modern biographical tradition takes root. 1728 Publication of Captain Goulding’s Essay Against Too Much Reading: Shakespeare probably had to keep “one of those ...

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10 Connections Between Edward de Vere and “William Shakespeare”

Some characteristics of the author “Shake-speare” revealed in the poems and plays, as adduced by J. Thomas Looney in “Shakespeare” Identified in Edward de Vere, the Seventeenth Earl of Oxford, with a comparison of these characteristics to the matching characteristics ...

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Why not Bacon, Marlowe or Derby…?

For many an understandable question arises, even if one does begin to doubt the Stratford story: “Granted, there does seem to be a problem with the Stratford man as the author. But why are there so many candidates? Why should ...

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What’s Wrong With the Old Shakespeare?

14 reasons to doubt the Stratfordian attribution Shakespeare, alone of all the great writers in Western civilization, presents a unique enigma. Despite two hundred years of scholarly attempts to establish the Stratford man’s credentials, doubts about the author’s identity refuse ...

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FAQs about the Shakespeare Authorship Question

What is the Shakespeare authorship question? A longstanding tradition of doubt over the official biography, which attributes the works of “Shake-speare” – often spelled with a hyphen in original documents such as this title page of the 1609 publication of the ...

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