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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

by Michael Delahoyde 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 dolour dwell’d Till she despairing Hecuba beheld, ...

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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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Semiotics and the Shakespeare Authorship Debate: The Author and His Icon Make a Difference in Understanding the Works

By Dr. Merilee Karr, MD Article reprinted by permission from the Winter 2001 (36:4) issue of the Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter. A year ago I spoke to a high school English class about the Shakespeare authorship question. The students offered the ...

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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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