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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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Eva Turner Clark: How I Became an Oxfordian

Eva Turner Clark, the author of Hidden Allusions in Shakespeare’s Plays became an Oxfordian after discussions with her friend, the prolific author, Esther Singleton. Their love of flowers, nature and skeptical inquiry drew them together. In 1931 she wrote this ...

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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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Branding the Author: Feigned Authorship Neutrality and the Folger Folio Tour

Shelly Maycock Originally published in Brief Chronicles First Folio Special Issue (2016), pages 5–30 “Thence comes it that my name receives a brand.”1 “It’s not enough to speak, but to speak true.”2 Select Folger Shakespeare Library First Folios (1623) are ...

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Two Shows Scheduled for SOF Chicago Conference

Attendees of the upcoming Chicago SOF Conference, October 12-15, 2017 are being offered not one, but two, very different theatrical events. Conference goers may attend a major new production of Taming of the Shrew at Chicago’s leading Shakespeare company, the ...

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Donald Miller: How I Became an Oxfordian

My path to becoming an Oxfordian began in 1995, when I came across a book by Richard Whalen titled “Shakespare: WHO WAS HE? The Oxford Challenge to the Bard of Avon, published the previous year. Up until that point, while ...

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Looking Not on His Picture, but His Books: Two New Histories of Folger’s Quest for First Folios Shed Unintended Light on the Authorship Question

A Review Essay by Michael Dudley Originally published in Brief Chronicles First Folio Special Edition (2016), pages 133–139 The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger’s Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio by Andrea E. Mays. Simon & Schuster, New York, ...

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Make a Viral Video: SOF Launches Authorship Video Contest

May 1, 2017 – The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship has launched a video contest on the topic, “Who Wrote Shakespeare?” with a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of $500, and prizes of one-year memberships in the SOF to up ...

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Hank Whittemore: How I Became an Oxfordian

It began, for me, while acting in college productions of Othello and Hamlet. I fell in love with the characters, words, scenes and how the playwright developed the dynamics of his stories for the stage. I loved the character of ...

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