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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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Shakespeare, Oxford and the Grammar School Question

Robin Fox Originally published in THE OXFORDIAN, Volume XI 2008, pages 113–136 There has been a checkered history of attitudes to William Shakespeare of Stratford’s possible education. There is no record of his having attended either school or university. At ...

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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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A Dozen Shakespeare Plays Written after Oxford Died? Not Proven!

by Richard F. Whalen Prospero: …this rough magic I here abjure…I’ll break my staff, Bury it certain fadoms in the earth, And deeper than did ever plummet sound I’ll drown my book.                 ...

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Waugaman Ebook on Shake-speare Free on Amazon through Feb. 1

Richard Waugaman, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University and author of 70 articles, book chapters, and book reviews on Shake-speare, has recently published the second edition of his first ebook, Newly Discovered Works by “William Shake-Speare,” a.k.a. Edward ...

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Waugh on Jonson’s ‘Sweet Swan of Avon’

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 hath left us,” prefixed to the First Folio of 1623: ...

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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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Authorship Skeptic Mark Rylance Knighted!

Mark Rylance–Shakespearean actor of the highest caliber, Oscar-winner, Shakespeare authorship skeptic, and honorary lifetime trustee of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship–has been honored with a knighthood. The SOF congratulates Sir Mark Rylance on this well-deserved honor and wishes a happy new ...

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