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Gary Goldstein: How I Became an Oxfordian

I was 33 years old at the time and had just arrived at the office. Before starting work, I scanned the front page of The New York Times for September 25, 1987 to take in the three-column headline: “You-Know-Who Wrote ...

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Coast to Coast: The SOF Sends Speakers

SOF’s Speakers Bureau recently fulfilled requests for speakers on the Shakespeare Authorship Question (SAQ). Tom Townsend and Newton Frohlich made appearances on behalf of the Speakers Bureau. Tom Townsend was invited by Nancy Lucht, an SOF member, to speak on the SAQ ...

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Esther Singleton: How I Became an Oxfordian

Esther Singleton (1865-1930), was a prolific American author and journalist. Her dozens of books included topics such as furniture, European cities, and The Shakespeare Garden. Singleton‘s essay was written in 1921 and first published in the June/July 1940 (Vol. 1/4) issue ...

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John Gerhard Shuck: How I Became an Oxfordian

I have been convinced Shaksper did not write Shakespeare since I came across Dorothy and Charlton Ogburn Jr.’s book Shake-speare, the Man Behind the Name over three decades ago. The first thing I noticed was, of course, the signatures. The ...

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Waugaman Ebook on Shake-speare Free on Amazon through Feb. 1

Richard Waugaman, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University and author of 70 articles, book chapters, and book reviews on Shake-speare, has recently published the second edition of his first ebook, Newly Discovered Works by “William Shake-Speare,” a.k.a. Edward ...

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Piet-Hein Zijl: How I Became an Oxfordian

My name is Piet-Hein Zijl, living in Zaanstad, a town just north of Amsterdam, Holland. My age is 69, I worked as a teacher and artist (made pen drawings, etchings), am a reader of poetry in public and as a ...

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Brief Chronicles Volume Seven Now Available!

A message from SOF president Tom Regnier Dear Oxfordians, It is with mixed feelings that I announce the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship’s publication of Volume 7 of our superb journal, Brief Chronicles — now available online and in print. On the ...

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Robin Phillips: How I Became an Oxfordian

My fascination with Oxford/Shakespeare was a coup de foudre, a sudden jolt. My first brush with Shakespeare came years ago, when as a young woman I was studying acting in London, with tutors from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts ...

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Authorship Skeptic Mark Rylance Knighted!

Mark Rylance–Shakespearean actor of the highest caliber, Oscar-winner, Shakespeare authorship skeptic, and honorary lifetime trustee of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship–has been honored with a knighthood. The SOF congratulates Sir Mark Rylance on this well-deserved honor and wishes a happy new ...

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Allan Shickman: How I Became an Oxfordian

I read my first Shakespeare play when I was fourteen.  In those days, Julius Caesar was a high-school freshman’s first exposure to the great playwright.  At that age, youngsters are universally looking for someone to copy.  Should I adopt Beethoven’s frown, my ...

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