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Elke Brackmann: How I Became an Oxfordian

Obediently and happily I followed the pattern of understanding the Bard’s life at my University of Innsbruck in the seventies. Absorbing everything that led to a more profound understanding of his works, I was mildly disappointed to learn all about ...

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William Ray: How I Became an Oxfordian

In the October 1991 issue of The Atlantic was an exchange between Tom Bethell and Irvin Matus about the author of the Shakespeare works. I read those pages with interest. Neither was a scholar. Strangely, there were no professors engaged ...

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Ros Barber: “The Value of Uncertainty”

Ros Barber, Ph.D.’s presentation at the 2015 SOF conference in Ashland, “The Value of Uncertainty,” is now accessible on the SOF YouTube Channel. Barber stated of her presentation: Stratfordians are certain that William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the works attributed ...

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Julie Bianchi: How I Became an Oxfordian

When I was a teenager growing up in Northern California at the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, Shakespeare was Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey in velvet clothing stroking each other and panting poetic dialogue in amber-tinged moonlight. The author ...

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John Varady: How I Became an Oxfordian

Soon after reading Julius Caesar in Junior High school I became a ‘Bardolator.’ Later, while taking Latin, I immersed myself in the history of late Republican Rome. Shakespeare’s knowledge of the period amazed me, especially when I learned how little ...

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Theresa Lauricella: How I Became an Oxfordian

When I was ten, my father purchased a set of classics bound in rich green leather with gold leaf edges. The volumes included works by Voltaire, Cervantes, Twain, and many others. Shakespeare’s works, in four volumes, were included too. As ...

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Mark Alexander: How I Became an Oxfordian

I read Charlton Ogburn’s The Mysterious William Shakespeare as a graduate student in English. I recall that as I read, the coincidences between the plays and the Earl of Oxford’s life piled up, especially in Hamlet. I was still skeptical, ...

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Oxfordian film director meets with Sir Derek

Cheryl Eagan-Donovan, director of the Oxfordian film Nothing is Truer than Truth, met with Sir Derek Jacobi, also an Oxfordian, regarding her film on a recent trip to London. Eagan-Donovan said: We had the great privilege of screening the film ...

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Ann Zakelj: How I Became an Oxfordian

I love a mystery. Maybe it was all those Nancy Drew books that I read as a kid. My penchant for all things mysterious evolved into the exploration of more than one (dare I say?) conspiracy theory. The Romanovs, JFK’s ...

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Chiljan: Origins of Pen Name Shakespeare

The video of Katherine Chiljan’s Ashland conference presentation “Origins of the Pen Name ‘William Shakespeare’” is now available on the SOF website. As Chiljan stated, “The great author told us that ‘William Shakespeare’ was a pseudonym in Venus and Adonis ...

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