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Sky Gilbert: How I Became an Oxfordian

I’m a gay writer, meaning not only that I am gay but I often write about gay subject matter. Gay characters are the heroes of my stories: the straight characters are the cheerful next door neighbours who stop by now ...

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Gareth Howell, Oxfordian and International Consultant, Dies at 75

Gareth Howell, an Oxfordian who played a leading role in raising awareness of the Shakespeare authorship issue in Washington, D.C. and around the country, died January 4, 2018 after a valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer. A native Welshman with an ...

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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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Chris Pannell Steps Down as Oxfordian Editor; Search for New Editor Begins

The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship is sad to announce that Chris Pannell, editor of the SOF’s peer-reviewed journal, The Oxfordian, is stepping down from his post in order to concentrate on his other literary pursuits. The SOF Board has appointed a ...

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Shelly Maycock: How I Became an Oxfordian

Perhaps you are expecting a biographical profile that explains how I became a scholar of the mysteries of Shakespeare? Not exactly. I received a great education that was equally strong in Science, History and Literature. I entered Virginia Tech with ...

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Happy Shakespeare Authorship Mystery Day!

Shakespeare Authorship Mystery Day

To commemorate the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio of plays and to honor the work of authorship doubters worldwide, the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship has initiated and is celebrating the first annual Shakespeare Authorship Mystery Day on November 8, 2017. The ...

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Celebrate Shakespeare Authorship Mystery Day on November 8

Shakespeare Authorship Mystery Day November 8

The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship is excited to announce the first annual Shakespeare Authorship Mystery Day, commemorating the initial publication of the First Folio on November 8, 1623. Shakespeare Authorship Mystery (SAM) Day is an annual opportunity for all authorship doubters ...

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Winners Announced in SOF’s 2017 “Who Wrote Shakespeare?” Video Contest

The Obvious Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship announced the three cash prize winners in its first annual “Who Wrote Shakespeare?” video contest on October 15, 2017 at the SOF’s annual conference, held this year in Chicago. First prize of $1,000 was awarded to Lowell Widmer‘s ...

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Hank Whittemore: Oxfordian of the Year 2017

Hank Whittemore

New York actor-writer-researcher Hank Whittemore has been named Oxfordian of the Year for 2017 by the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship, it was announced by Tom Regnier, SOF President, on October 14, 2017. In ceremonies held at the SOF annual conference at ...

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Radical New Edition of Shakespeare by Oxford University Press Debunked

After evaluating the new edition of Shakespeare’s works by Oxford University Press (OUP), three scholars contend that the editors have failed to prove their hypothesis that Shakespeare worked with 11 co-authors throughout his career. Their review has been published in ...

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