Oxfordian extraordinaire Hank Whittemore presented the keynote address at the banquet on Sept. 14, the final day of the SOF conference in Madison, WI.
In his address, Whittemore announced the completion of a project he began almost three years ago: the numeration of 100 Reasons for the Earl of Oxford’s Authorship of the Shakespeare Works. He began this project by posting reason number one on his eponymous web-log on February 23, 2011: “Oxford, like Hamlet brought plays to court.”
On August 6 this year, Whittemore completed the cycle with a reference to J. Thomas Looney’s 1920 publication of Shakespeare Identified in the Seventeenth Earl of Oxford in his reason number 100: “How it Began by Searching for a Special Kind of Genius and Finding the Conditions Fulfilled.”
Whittemore is such a lucid writer that anyone interested in the case for Oxford as Shakespeare could do no better than begin with his “100 Reasons” compiled on his website at “Hank’s 100 Reasons why Oxford was Shakespeare.”
This writer, for only one, is grateful for Whittemore’s extraordinary effort and achievement.
Also presented on the last day of the conference:
- Linda Theil on mobile media
- James McGrath on speaking English metrical verse
- Ron Halstead on Queen Hecuba in Hamlet
- Tom Regnier on Hamlet and the law of homicide