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Cheryl Eagan-Donovan: How I Became an Oxfordian

I discovered Edward de Vere in a history class at Harvard University in 1997. Professor Don Ostrowski suggested the authorship question as a topic for an essay on primary source material and our understanding of history, and recommended J. Thomas ...

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Phillip Proulx: How I Became an Oxfordian

This is another article from our archives. It was originally published in our newsletter in Fall 1983. Phillip Proulx ran a bookkeeping service in the Washington, DC area. He died at his residence in Arlington, Virginia on January 12, 2013. ...

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Eva Turner Clark: How I Became an Oxfordian

Eva Turner Clark, the author of Hidden Allusions in Shakespeare’s Plays became an Oxfordian after discussions with her friend, the prolific author, Esther Singleton. Their love of flowers, nature and skeptical inquiry drew them together. In 1931 she wrote this ...

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Margit & Reinhard Greiling: How We Became Oxfordians

Our interest in Shakespeare started with the theatre in Germany, where we attended performances of favourite authors, such as Čechov, Ibsen, Schiller, and, mostly, Shakespeare. From the named “continental” authors, we knew something of their biography and understood that, for ...

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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 “Shakespeare: WHO WAS HE? The Oxford Challenge to the Bard of Avon, published the previous year. Up until that point, while ...

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Hank Whittemore: How I Became an Oxfordian

It began, for me, while acting in college productions of Othello and Hamlet. I fell in love with the characters, words, scenes and how the playwright developed the dynamics of his stories for the stage. I loved the character of ...

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Jepke Goudsmit & Graham Jones: How We Became Oxfordians

We had been creating original work for our Company since its founding in 1975. Now in 1998 we deviated from that course to undertake an experiment: tackling the most performed, interpreted and translated English play under the sun: The Tragical ...

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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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Lanny Cotler: How I Became An Oxfordian

I’m not an academic with deep knowledge of Shakespeare let alone 16th/17th century English theater. But I love the Canon and good literature and words and feelings…and writing…. Reflecting about what it means to write—about the very process—I imagine the ...

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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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