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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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Mark Twain and “Shake-Speare”: Soul Mates

James Norwood

James Norwood One of the hallmarks of Mark Twain was irreverence. His first major publication, The Innocents Abroad, called into question the high culture of Europe, which he had experienced first-hand during an extended trip. Following his days as a ...

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Michael Schaefer: How I Became an Oxfordian

It is a habit of mine to note, with each book I buy, the date of purchase on its first blank page. And so I know that it was in May of 2003 that I bought a copy of the ...

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Update on Mark Twain Project Online and “Is Shakespeare Dead?”

On May 12 of this year, the SOF posted a news item on this website, “SOF Responds to Omission of Authorship Book from Mark Twain Project,” in which we reported that the University of California at Berkeley’s Mark Twain Project ...

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Harold Feldman: How I Became an Oxfordian

Here is another classic from our files. This article was originally published in the Summer 1983 issue of our newsletter. I was never a Stratfordian. I learned my authorship theory as I learned my Shakespeare, and I learned them from ...

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Shatilov Translates Twain and Norwood Into Russian

Kirill Shatilov, who has translated Romeo and Juliet into Russian, has now also translated Mark Twain’s anti-Stratfordian romp Is Shakespeare Dead? into Russian. The Kindle book (Умер ли Шейкспир?) is now available on Amazon. In addition to Twain’s book, the volume also ...

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SOF Responds to Omission of Authorship Book from Mark Twain Project

The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship recently objected to the current omission of Mark Twain’s masterpiece of Shakespeare authorship skepticism, Is Shakespeare Dead? from the University of California at Berkeley’s Mark Twain Project Online. Is Shakespeare Dead? is the book in which Twain famously ...

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Doubt v. Doubt? Reviewed by Don Rubin

Shakespeare Beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy Edited By Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 284 pp. Shakespeare Beyond Doubt? Exposing An Industry in Denial Edited By John M. Shahan and Alexander Waugh Florida: Llumina Press 254 pp. ...

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2012 Winning Essay by Jacob Karlsson Lagerros

Bringing Truth to Light – Why it Matters Who Wrote William’s Words by Jacob Karlsson Lagerros According to the legend, Richard Burbage, the most famous actor of Shakespeare’s day, was once asked to visit a lady at home, dressed as ...

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