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Donald Miller: How I Became an Oxfordian

My path to becoming an Oxfordian began in 1995, when I came across a book by Richard Whalen titled “Shakespare: WHO WAS HE? The Oxford Challenge to the Bard of Avon, published the previous year. Up until that point, while ...

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Looking Not on His Picture, but His Books: Two New Histories of Folger’s Quest for First Folios Shed Unintended Light on the Authorship Question

A Review Essay by Michael Dudley Originally published in Brief Chronicles First Folio Special Edition (2016), pages 133–139 The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger’s Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio by Andrea E. Mays. Simon & Schuster, New York, ...

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Make a Viral Video: SOF Launches Authorship Video Contest

May 1, 2017 – The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship has launched a video contest on the topic, “Who Wrote Shakespeare?” with a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of $500, and prizes of one-year memberships in the SOF to up ...

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Hank Whittemore: How I Became an Oxfordian

It began, for me, while acting in college productions of Othello and Hamlet. I fell in love with the characters, words, scenes and how the playwright developed the dynamics of his stories for the stage. I loved the character of ...

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Shakespeare’s Will…..Considered Too Curiously

Originally published in Brief Chronicles Vol. I (2009), pages 169–191 by Bonner Miller Cutting The last will and testament of William Shakespeare went unnoticed for approximately a century after his death in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1616. The engraver and ...

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Sam Saunders: How I Became an Oxfordian

Becoming an Oxfordian was not sudden. I had heard as a young man that Mark Twain did not  believe that ”Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare.” What convinced me it was not the man from Stratford, came later, reading Henry V.  I thought it odd when Harry Leroy ...

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Bonner Cutting Speaks on Authorship, March 17, North Palm Beach Library

Bonner Miller Cutting will speak on the Shakespeare Authorship Question on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 2:00pm, at the North Palm Beach Library, 303 Anchorage Dr., North Palm Beach, Florida 33408. The public is welcome. Bonner Cutting is a frequent speaker ...

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Call For Papers for 2017 Chicago Conference

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Annual Conference October 12 – 15, 2017 — Chicago The Program Committee of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship is pleased to announce that it is now accepting paper proposals for the 2017 annual conference in Chicago. Anyone interested ...

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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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