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A Rebuttal to Thomas Reedy and David Kathman’s “How We Know that Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare”

By Lynne Kositsky and Roger Stritmatter In an undated internet essay by Mr. Tom Reedy and Dr. David Kathman, “How We Know that Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare: The Historical Facts,” the authors explain why they “know” the conclusion stated in their ...

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Contemporary Proof that the Poet Earl of Oxford’s Literary Nickname was “Gentle Master William”

by Charles Wisner Barrell Reprinted from the October 1944 issue of  The Shakespeare Fellowship Quarterly To prove beyond reasonable doubt that the poet- playwright Earl of Oxford is the real man behind the mask of “William Shakespeare,” it is essential ...

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The Earl of Oxford as Spenser’s “Perfecte Pattern of a Poet, Cuddie”

by Eva Turner Clarke Excerpted from Eva Turner Clarke’s 1933 book, The Satirical Comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost (New York: William Farquhar Payson, 1933), 129-135.   I must digress long enough to point out an extraordinary parallel between this address of ...

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The Many Nicknames of the Earl of Oxford

Master Apis Lapis Charles Wisner Barrell, writing in the October 1944 issue of The Shakespeare Fellowship Quarterly, exposed for the first time a reality with devastating implications for Shakespearean orthodoxy. Thomas Nashe, in his 1592 dedicatory preface to Strange News, ...

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Literary Concealments

by R. L. Eagle From Baconiana, Oct. 1964 Very little is understood, even among those known as “Shakespearean experts”, of the danger from arrest for alleged treason or heresy which threatened everybody, especially authors, publishers and printers, during the reign ...

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Unpacking Merry Wives of Windsor

by Robert Brazil Shakespeare’s play, The Merry Wives of Windsor, is filled with fascinating enigmas. The comedy, set in the environs of Windsor Castle, weaves together a street level story of love, lust, greed, competition and humiliation with a commentary ...

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Hamlet as Autobiography: An Oxfordian Analysis

by Felicia Hardison Londré Reprinted from the Bulletin of the Faculty of Letters, Hosei University #39-1993, Tokyo, Japan Among the many vivid character descriptions of Hamlet in Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, are two very different ones that occur in the same ...

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