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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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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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Shakespeare, Oxford and the Grammar School Question

Robin Fox Originally published in THE OXFORDIAN, Volume XI 2008, pages 113–136 There has been a checkered history of attitudes to William Shakespeare of Stratford’s possible education. There is no record of his having attended either school or university. At ...

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Greg Ellis: How I Became an Oxfordian

Forty years ago, when I was an undergraduate at the Australian National University’s Chifley library, I happened to notice a fascinating collection of old books on the Shakespeare Authorship Question. One in particular captured my imagination.  (No, it wasn’t the Oxfordian ...

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Steven Sabel: How I Became an Oxfordian

Not long out of high school, while watching Kevin Kline’s Hamlet on PBS with the father of a school friend, he said to me: “You know, Shakespeare didn’t really write Shakespeare. It was Christopher Marlowe.” He told to me to ...

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Gareth Howell: How I Became an Oxfordian

When I was in Law School at Aberystwyth on the rugged western coast of Wales, it was an occasional delight to drive in summer to the lush English meadows of the Vale of Evesham, and especially to do homage at ...

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Heward Wilkinson: How I Became an Oxfordian

I was born at the end of the European War in 1945, into an English literary family with connections to the Bloomsbury Set. I studied English at school, early aware of Shakespeare; I reached him by way of Middleton Murry’s ...

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Ros Barber: “The Value of Uncertainty”

Ros Barber, Ph.D.’s presentation at the 2015 SOF conference in Ashland, “The Value of Uncertainty,” is now accessible on the SOF YouTube Channel. Barber stated of her presentation: Stratfordians are certain that William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the works attributed ...

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London Debate: Does the Authorship Question Matter?

Special thanks to Kevin Gilvary and Heward Wilkinson of the DeVere Society for their reports on the panel debate, “Shakespeare Authorship Question — Does This Matter?”, organized by Alain English and presented in London at Ye Olde Cock Tavern on ...

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Marlowe Authorship Book Wins 2013 Desmond Elliott prize

Ros Barber’s Shakespeare authorship novel The Marlowe Papers wins the Desmond Elliott Prize for debut fiction. Judge chair Joanne Harris: “Barber’s novel stood out from the shortlist because it is a unique historical conspiracy story that engages all the senses.” ...

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