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Spreading the Shakespeare Authorship Message in South Florida

Tom Regnier has recently appeared on television and in person promoting the Shakespeare Authorship Question in South Florida (Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties). On March 25, 2016, Tom’s TV interview on Spotlight on the Arts was aired in South ...

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Craig Smith: How I Became an Oxfordian

It was the first showing of PBS Frontline; “The Shakespeare Mystery” in 1989. I was living in Santa Cruz, California, it was just after the 1989 Earthquake and this was like an ‘earthquake’ in my mind! I felt immediately and ...

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Non-Stratfordians Respond to 400th Anniversary of Shakspere’s Death

April 8, 2016 This month, as Stratfordians commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the Stratford grain merchant who is widely credited with writing plays under the name “William Shakespeare,” John Shahan of the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition reports that ...

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John Milnes Baker: How I Became an Oxfordian

My older brother Alan was an English major at Columbia. He graduated in 1947 and earned a M.A. in English Literature two years later. In 1952 he married Columbia Professor Alfred Bennett Harbage’s daughter Diana. (Dr. Harbage later became Cabot ...

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George Anderson: How I Became an Oxfordian

Shakespeare mocks Appearance to the glory of Truth, except in fact Being the author’s imprinted Name.  Shakespeare’s soaring text I came to deeply admire the works of Shakespeare during my college years (1950’s).  For his economy of words expressing eloquent thought, for the range of his ...

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Rhoda Messner: How I Became an Oxfordian

With this reprint from our archives, the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship begins the occasional publication of classic “How I Became an Oxfordian” articles. Same title, different decades. This first one comes from the SOF files and was published in our newsletter ...

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Price, Barber, and Leahy Counter Stratfordian Myths in Mainstream Journal

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Non-Stratfordians Diana Price, Rosalind Barber, and William Leahy have written formidable critiques of various aspects of Stratfordian lore in the latest issue of the Journal of Early Modern Studies, which is described on its website as “an open access peer-reviewed international ...

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Randall Sherman: How I Became an Oxfordian

I first became aware of the authorship question back in 1974, when my father, who was an attorney, sent me a copy of the Harvard Review, which contained an article written by Charlton Ogburn. At the time, I was taking ...

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Pamela Butler: How I Became an Oxfordian

I first learned about Edward de Vere when I encountered a man in an Elizabethan costume at an Oxford conference in San Francisco. I was having dinner at the same hotel, and asked him what was going on. He asked ...

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Michael Delahoyde: How I Became an Oxfordian

I never liked liking what others like, so I avoided Shakespeare as a student. As a literature teacher in colleges, though, I had to include a few plays in survey courses. The first time I taught an entire semester of ...

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