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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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Tom Townsend: How I Became an Oxfordian

Starting at the beginning: In College I enjoyed literature and was thinking of making it my minor study. Shakespeare was virtually the only author without biographic information. A bit unusual. However the halfhearted, disinterested, dreary literature professors put an end ...

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Steven Sabel: How I Became an Oxfordian

Not long out of high school, while watching Kevin Kline’s Hamlet on PBS with the father of a school friend, he said to me: “You know, Shakespeare didn’t really write Shakespeare. It was Christopher Marlowe.” He told to me to ...

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Michael Delahoyde: How I Became an Oxfordian

I never liked liking what others like, so I avoided Shakespeare as a student. As a literature teacher in colleges, though, I had to include a few plays in survey courses. The first time I taught an entire semester of ...

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Ann Zakelj: How I Became an Oxfordian

I love a mystery. Maybe it was all those Nancy Drew books that I read as a kid. My penchant for all things mysterious evolved into the exploration of more than one (dare I say?) conspiracy theory. The Romanovs, JFK’s ...

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De Vere: Man of Independence

Richard Whalen's paper offers some intriguing evidence that Edward de Vere and the Shakespeare Canon may have been linked in some people's minds nearly 100 or more years before Looney's Shakespeare Identified was published.

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The Stratford Monument: A Monumental Fraud

Stratford Monument sketch and engraving

by Richard Whalen First published in the 2005 issue of The Oxfordian Today’s Stratford monument is the defining image of William Shakspere of Stratford- on-Avon as the alleged author of Shakespeare’s poems and plays. In the church where he’s buried, ...

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Brief Chronicles III released online

Shakespeare Fellowship President Earl Showerman announced the publication of the fellowship’s online journal Brief Chronicles, Vol. 3: Brief Chronicles Vol 3 has been posted on-line. This year’s volume has over 300 pages of outstanding scholarship, including articles on Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, ...

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4 Reviews of Alan Nelson’s MONSTROUS ADVERSARY

Monstrous Adversary

We are pleased to offer four reviews of Professor Alan Nelson’s book, Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (Liverpool University Press, 2002). Nelson’s book was the result of almost ten years of archival research ...

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