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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, 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 Chicago ...

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SOF Research Program Again Receives Grant for Matching Funds

A Message from John Hamill, Chair of the SOF’s Research Grant Program I am pleased to announce that the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship has received, for the second year in a row, a generous grant from the Joe W. & Dorothy Dorsett ...

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Semiotics and the Shakespeare Authorship Debate: The author—and his icon—do make a difference in understanding the works

Merilee Karr, MD Reprinted by permission from the Winter 2001 (36:4) issue of the Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter. —A companion piece, A brief history of interpretation, immediately follows this article (figures 1-3). A year ago I spoke to a high school ...

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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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Shakespeare’s Will…..Considered Too Curiously

Originally published in Brief Chronicles Vol. I (2009), pages 169–191 by Bonner Miller Cutting The last will and testament of William Shakespeare went unnoticed for approximately a century after his death in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1616. The engraver and ...

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Sam Saunders: How I Became an Oxfordian

Becoming an Oxfordian was not sudden. I had heard as a young man that Mark Twain did not  believe that ”Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare.” What convinced me it was not the man from Stratford, came later, reading Henry V.  I thought it odd when Harry Leroy ...

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Bonner Cutting Speaks on Authorship, March 17, North Palm Beach Library

Bonner Miller Cutting will speak on the Shakespeare Authorship Question on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 2:00pm, at the North Palm Beach Library, 303 Anchorage Dr., North Palm Beach, Florida 33408. The public is welcome. Bonner Cutting is a frequent speaker ...

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