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How I Became An Oxfordian

“How I Became an Oxfordian” is a periodic series of essays from members about the origins of their interest in the Shakespeare Authorship question. Every Oxfordian has his or her own story about the events that led to that moment of recognition when it became clear that Oxford had to be the real Shakespeare. Every Oxfordian’s story is unique and an inspiration to other Oxfordians and to people new to the authorship question. Bob Meyers, President Emeritus of the National Press Foundation, is editor of this series and wants to hear from you about how you became an Oxfordian. SOF members, send your essay (500 words or less in an editable form such as a Word document), along with a digital photo of yourself to info@shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org.

Richard Waugaman: How I Became an Oxfreudian

It was thanks to the New York Times. Much as I admire the important books by Mark Anderson, Thomas Looney, Charlton Ogburn, Joseph Sobran and others, it was the NYT that was pivotal in my own paradigm shift in becoming ...

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Gareth Howell: How I Became an Oxfordian

When I was in Law School at Aberystwyth on the rugged western coast of Wales, it was an occasional delight to drive in summer to the lush English meadows of the Vale of Evesham, and especially to do homage at ...

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Michael Dudley: How I Became an Oxfordian

“Why would anybody believe it?” The teenaged girl’s eyes were wide, her head shaking. She’d come to the front of the school auditorium to speak to Charles Beauclerk, the Earl of Burford, whom I had brought to her Edmonton, Alberta ...

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Charles Pennington: How I Became an Oxfordian

I have become an Oxfordian only recently, having pursued the Shakespeare authorship question for two years. With a liberal arts undergraduate degree and two advanced degrees, in science and business, I have a perspective that is uncommon to many I ...

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Earl Showerman: How I Became an Oxfordian

The first requirement of becoming an Oxfordian is learning to love Shakespeare, both in production and on the page. I became possessed of Shakespeare’s magic by serendipity when I moved to Ashland, home of the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. My ...

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Jan Scheffer: How I Became an Oxfordian

It was in third form of grammar school in 1964 when my English (Language and Literature) teacher, Joost de Lange announced: “Now we have to talk about Shakespeare”. He began: “there are various theories about the author, that he was ...

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Joella Werlin: How I Became an Oxfordian

A few years back, I was a guest at a duo-piano recital in the elegant Portland home of a prominent arts patron, Mary Tooze. Her name, now her memory, is significant because—then unbeknownst to me—Mary was an early, generous supporter ...

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Craig Smith: How I Became an Oxfordian

It was the first showing of PBS Frontline; “The Shakespeare Mystery” in 1989. I was living in Santa Cruz, California, it was just after the 1989 Earthquake and this was like an ‘earthquake’ in my mind! I felt immediately and ...

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John Milnes Baker: How I Became an Oxfordian

My older brother Alan was an English major at Columbia. He graduated in 1947 and earned a M.A. in English Literature two years later. In 1952 he married Columbia Professor Alfred Bennett Harbage’s daughter Diana. (Dr. Harbage later became Cabot ...

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George Anderson: How I Became an Oxfordian

Shakespeare mocks Appearance to the glory of Truth, except in fact Being the author’s imprinted Name.  Shakespeare’s soaring text I came to deeply admire the works of Shakespeare during my college years (1950’s).  For his economy of words expressing eloquent thought, for the range of his ...

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