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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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Elisabeth Waugaman: How I Became an Oxfordian

My first exposure to Shakespeare occurred at our children’s library in a dark paneled room with leaded-glass windows. Searching through the shelves, a book caught my eye. Flipping through it, I discovered the most beautiful illustrations of a magical world. ...

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Earl Showerman Speaks on Authorship Question at Willamette University

“Dr. Showerman’s writings and presentation filled in the particulars for me and gave more detail on the issue. It was clear that Dr. Showerman had a great knowledge of the subject.” –Collin Schinkle Willamette University, a small, private, liberal arts college ...

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“Mr. W.H.” Identified in W. Ron Hess

Our October 25 installment of “How I Became an Oxfordian” featured a contest in which readers were invited to guess the true identity of a modern-day Oxfordian telling his story under the name, “Mr. W.H.” We invited readers to guess ...

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Thomas Drelon: How I Became an Oxfordian

I heard of the Authorship Question in 1999-2000 reading a small brochure bought at the Globe, with the seductive portrait of Edward de Vere painted in Paris in 1575. The same day, I remember having seen Mark Rylance himself, rehearsing ...

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Is This the Ship that Launched 17,000 Words?

Why the Prince Royal Did Not Inspire The Tempest — Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director and Stratfordian, Gregory Doran, believes he has found the ship that might have inspired Shakespeare’s writing The Tempest, according to a recent article in The ...

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Cheryl Eagan-Donovan Screens Oxfordian Film at Boston Public Library

“The Shakespeare myth is about to undergo a huge paradigm shift, and what it means to be the greatest writer in the English language will never be the same.” — Cheryl Eagan-Donovan Filmmaker Cheryl Eagan-Donovan’s Oxfordian documentary Nothing is Truer ...

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Hamill and Regnier Receive Awards at Boston Conference

John Hamill and Tom Regnier received awards at the closing of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship’s November 2016 conference in Boston, in part for their work in unifying the two major Oxfordian groups in the U.S. to form a single organization, ...

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