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What Happened to Shakspere’s Missing Book “Inventory”?

When anti-Stratfordians point out that William Shakspere of Stratford left no books in his will, and that indeed there is no evidence that he ever owned a book, orthodox Stratfordians often respond by hypothesizing that there must have been a ...

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The Fall of the House of Oxford

Nina Green Originally published in Brief Chronicles Vol. 1 (2009), pages 41–95 Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, was born on 12 April 1550, the only son of John de Vere (1516-1562), 16th Earl of Oxford, and his second ...

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Shakespeare’s Sexuality: and how it affects the Authorship Issue

John Hamill Originally published in THE OXFORDIAN, Volume 8, 2005, pages 1–35 In Shakespeare, whose works deal with every aspect of human life, we would expect to see much about sex, and indeed we do. Everything he wrote deals with ...

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Will Power: Portrait of a Natural Wit—A Review of the 10-part TNT series

James Norwood WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY!  Will Shakeshaft dreams of a glorious life in the public theater of London, but, as portrayed in this series, his biggest challenge is coming up with ideas for plays. In Stratford-upon-Avon, ...

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The Rediscovery of Shakespeare’s Greater Greek

Earl Showerman Originally published in THE OXFORDIAN, Volume 17, 2015, pages 163–191 There has been a rebirth in appreciation for the dramatic power of ancient Greek tragedy in twenty-first century American culture. Wyatt Mason’s recent Harper’s Magazine article, “You are ...

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The Law in Hamlet: Death, Property, and the Pursuit of Justice

Thomas Regnier Originally published in Brief Chronicles Vol. III (2011), pages 107–132 Hamlet is not, on its face, a “legal” play in the way that Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure are legal plays. It has no trial scenes, ...

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A Psychiatrist’s View of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Eliot Slater Editor’s Note: In 1969 Eliot Slater published a substantial article on the Shakespeare Authorship Question in the journal of psychiatry Anais Portugueses de Psiquiatria. The first half of the article is available on the website http://eliotslater.org. The second ...

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An Evening at the Cockpit: Further Evidence of an Early Date for Henry V

Ramon Jiménez Originally published in THE OXFORDIAN, Volume 18,  2016, pages 9–22 Aside from the identity of the author of the Shakespeare canon, the most important question facing revisionist scholars, those who reject the Stratfordian theory, is an accurate dating ...

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From the President: An Oxfordian Consensus

by Tom Regnier Who would dare assert that we know all there is to be known? – Galileo Galilei, Letter to Father Benedetto Castelli, 21 Dec 1613 This message appeared in the Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter, Winter 2017. Dear friends, There ...

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