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2017 Chicago Conference Agenda

Chicago skyline

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Conference October 12 – 15, 2017 | Loyola University, Corboy Law Center, 25 East Pearson St., Chicago For details and to register, visit our Conference page.                        ...

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2016 Boston Conference Agenda

Boston conference

  The Agenda for the upcoming Chicago Conference will be posted in summer 2017. Consider speaking at this year’s event – see our Call for Papers for more information.     The 2016 Shakespeare Authorship Conference took place November 3-6 at the Boston ...

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2016 Annual Conference to be Held in the Boston Area

Boston conference

The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship announces the 2016 Annual Conference, to be held from Thursday, November 3 to Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Boston Marriott Newton, located at 2345 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA 02466. Considering that our favorite authorship candidate ...

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William Shakspere — The Irrelevant Life

by Richard Malim of The De Vere Society. ‘Any man who believes that William Shakespeare of Stratford wrote Hamlet or Lear is a fool.’ – John Bright (d. 1889), radical politician and orator Contents 1. Introduction: The Protestant Family 2. ...

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ANONYMOUS, The Movie

  Film Enthusiasts We applaud the effort of Roland Emmerich in directing the film Anonymous and believe it will be very well received. Perhaps you found your way to this page after viewing the film and doing an internet search ...

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What’s in a Name?

by Hugh Trevor-Roper Réalités (English Edition), November 1962, pages 41-43 Of all the immortal geniuses of literature, none is personally so elusive as William Shakespeare. It is exasperating, and almost incredible, that he should be so. After all, he lived ...

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An Unrecognized Theme in Hamlet: Lost Inheritance and Claudius’s Marriage to Gertrude Part I

Claudius and Gertrude

by J. Anthony Burton. The subject of inheritance is the principal idea behind several important scenes, including the nature of the disappointed “hopes” Hamlet includes, along with murder, incest, and attempted murder, in his list of justifications for killing Claudius

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Laertes’s Rebellion as a Defense of His Inheritance: Further Aspects of Inheritance Law in Hamlet

Hamlet and Laertes

by J. Anthony Burton. The theme of lost inheritance has a special but limited function within the larger framework of the play. It does not, of course, displace or even compete with the central theme of revenge or, more properly, justice. Inheritance works as a sort of unifying preoccupation

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He was a scholar and a ripe and good one: The Education of The 17th Earl of Oxford Mirrored in the Shakespeare Canon

by Daniel L. Wright, Ph.D.   I believe that more can be learned of the life of Shakespeare from his plays than from documents showing that he sued people for small debts. Albert Mordell in The Erotic Motive in Literature ...

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Ver-y Interesting: Shakespeare’s Treatment of the Earls of Oxford in the History Plays

Robert de Vere feat

by Daniel Wright, PhD Reprinted by permission of the author from the Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter, Spring 2000   No scholar of any merit disputes that Shakespeare imaginatively rewrote English history in his chronicle plays. As Judith Anderson has observed, “Shakespeare’s ...

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