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William Ray reviews Ver, Begin by Ricardo Mena

Ver Begin book cover

To evaluate Ver, begin and the challenge it represents for modern Shakespearean scholarship, we revisit an imperative written by J. Thomas Looney: We shall first have to dissociate from the [canon] writings the conception of such an author as the steady, complacent, business-like man-of-the-world suggested by the Stratford Shakspere. ...

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Who Was Spencer’s EK: Was He the Seventeenth Earl of Oxford?

by Nina Green First published in the 1998 edition of The Oxfordian Scholars have never satisfactorily identified the mysterious individual known only as E.K. who collaborated with Spenser on The Shepheardes Calender of 1579 and was the author of a ...

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The Earl of Oxford as Spenser’s “Perfecte Pattern of a Poet, Cuddie”

by Eva Turner Clarke Excerpted from Eva Turner Clarke’s 1933 book, The Satirical Comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost (New York: William Farquhar Payson, 1933), 129-135.   I must digress long enough to point out an extraordinary parallel between this address of ...

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