Home / Tag Archives: First Folio

Tag Archives: First Folio

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, ...

Read More »

Waugh on Jonson’s ‘Sweet Swan of Avon’

Alexander Waugh Originally published in THE OXFORDIAN, Volume XVI 2014, pages 97–103 The most celebrated description of “William Shakespeare” occurs in the 71st line of Ben Jonson’s poem “To the memory of My Beloved, The AUTHOR Mr William Shakespeare And what he ...

Read More »

Oxfordians Spreading Authorship Doubts at First Folio Tour

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship members have been distributing flyers questioning the traditional authorship theory at institutions and events connected to the Folger Shakespeare Library’s 2016 national First Folio tour. The flyer was created by the SOF’s First Folio Committee, chaired by Professor ...

Read More »

Brief Chronicles Publishes Special First Folio Edition

In response to the many activities marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakspere of Stratford, and particularly in response to the Folger Shakespeare Library’s decision to exhibit copies of the First Folio in every state in the ...

Read More »

Waugh Presents New Interpretation of Shakespeare Monument at Stratford

Leave it to writer and editor Alexander Waugh to come up with a theory that ties together almost every aspect of the Shakespeare Monument in the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon. That’s what he has done in his recent article, ...

Read More »

Oxfordian Response to Shakespeare Beyond Doubt

Cambridge University Press recently released Shakespeare Beyond Doubt, which attempts to prove that there is “no doubt” that William Shakspere of Stratford wrote the works of “William Shakespeare.” But while over 70 documents exist about the Stratford man that were ...

Read More »

Shakespeare’s Son on Death Row?

This article from the Summer 1998 Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter gives an introduction and brief overview of researcher Peter Dickson's startling, provocative theory about the true political-historical context surrounding the publication of the First Folio, namely that the publication occurred in the midst of a major --but now all but forgotten-- historic event: the Spanish Marriage Crisis. Dickson makes a strong case that the First Folio publication project must have been connected with --and influenced by-- this political crisis. Such a connection --if borne out over time-- could change forever all Shakespearean scholarship (Stratfordian and anti-Stratfordian) on this critical period in English history.

Read More »

“Publish We This Peace…”

Roger Stritmatter illustrates the explanatory power of Peter Dickson's theory about the political context of the First Folio publication with this telling look at why --possibly-- Cymbeline appears as the last play in the First Folio, a circumstance that has puzzled scholars for decades and for which no good answer has ever been provided.

Read More »

Shakespeare’s Self-Portrait

By Charlton Ogburn, Jr. Not long after William Shakspere of Stratford-on-Avon came to be celebrated as the immortal poet-dramatist, in the mid-l8th century, his credentials as such began to be doubted. Beginning in the middle of the next century, outspoken ...

Read More »
Stay Informed
Join our FREE Email list to get the latest news on the Shakespeare authorship controversy
No Thanks
Thanks for signing up. You must confirm your email address before we can send you. Please check your email and follow the instructions.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
×
×