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Review of HAMLET HIMSELF by Bronson Feldman

By Richard M. Waugaman Hamlet Himself by Bronson Feldman Bloomington, Indiana: iUniverse, 2010. Graham Bradshaw famously said “Hamlet can seem [to be] an actual person who somehow has been caught inside a play”(quoted by Bloom,1 401). Abraham Bronson Feldman’s book ...

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“Is that True?” A Review of James Shapiro’s CONTESTED WILL

by Warren Hope, PhD Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? by James Shapiro “This is the kind of argumentation one associates with political maneuvering rather than a serious quest for the truth on great issues and it makes one suspect that ...

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Three Book Reviews – Bloom, Wells, and Dobson & Wells

Three Stratfordian books are critically reviewed by Oxfordian Ramon Jiménez: Hamlet: Poem Unlimited, by Harold Bloom; Shakespeare: for all time, by Stanley Wells; and, The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, edited by Michael Dobson and Stanley Wells.

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Review of TRAGEDY OF RICHARD II Part One, Edited by Michael Egan

By Ramon Jiménez The Tragedy of Richard II, Part One: a newly authenticated play by William Shakespeare Edited, introduced and with variorum notes by Michael Egan. 4 v. The Edwin Mellen Press 2006. The precise size of the canon of ...

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Review of THE TRUTH WILL OUT by Brenda James and William D. Rubinstein

By Ramon Jiménez The Truth Will Out: Unmasking the Real Shakespeare by Brenda James and William D. Rubinstein. Harlow, England: Longman, 2005. (360 pages) Hard on the heels of half a dozen biographies published just this year about the author ...

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A Flawed Life of Oxford

Monstrous Adversary

By Joseph Sobran This article was first published in the Fall 2003 Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter. Since 1920, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, has emerged as the favorite candidate of most anti-Stratfordians for authorship of the Shakespeare works. He has ...

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Demonography 101: MONSTROUS ADVERSARY Reviewed by Peter Moore

By Peter R. Moore Demonography 101: Alan Nelson’s Monstrous Adversary Professor Alan H. Nelson of the University of California at Berkeley has produced Monstrous Adversary, The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (Liverpool University Press, paperback, 527 ...

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4 Reviews of Alan Nelson’s MONSTROUS ADVERSARY

Monstrous Adversary

We are pleased to offer four reviews of Professor Alan Nelson’s book, Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (Liverpool University Press, 2002). Nelson’s book was the result of almost ten years of archival research ...

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Shakespeare’s Legal Appeal “Kill All the Lawyers” Seen Through the Prism of Authorship

by Roger Stritmatter Kill All the Lawyers?: Shakespeare’s Legal Appeal by Daniel Kornstein. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994. According to one prominent version of recent intellectual history, the outcome of the 1987 Moot Court Trial at which Supreme Court Justices ...

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Review of UNGENTLE SHAKESPEARE by Katherine Duncan Jones

By Ken Kaplan Deconstructing Ungentle Shakespeare: The Authorship Issue and Stratfordian Biography, Part I The great criticism, centuries old, of traditional Shakespearean biography has always centered around the massive liberties and speculations indulged in by orthodox authors that have no ...

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