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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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The Rediscovery of Shakespeare’s Greater Greek

Earl Showerman Originally published in THE OXFORDIAN, Volume 17, 2015, pages 163–191 There has been a rebirth in appreciation for the dramatic power of ancient Greek tragedy in twenty-first century American culture. Wyatt Mason’s recent Harper’s Magazine article, “You are ...

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Vote Now in the “Who Wrote Shakespeare?” Video Contest – Thru Oct. 1, 2017

Shakespeare authorship candidates

Voting is now open in the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship’s “Who Wrote Shakespeare?” Video Contest at https://shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org/sof-video-contest/. Everyone can vote, so please visit the contest page, watch the videos, and vote for your favorite! Also, feel free to share this link ...

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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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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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Coast to Coast: The SOF Sends Speakers

SOF’s Speakers Bureau recently fulfilled requests for speakers on the Shakespeare Authorship Question (SAQ). Tom Townsend and Newton Frohlich made appearances on behalf of the Speakers Bureau. Tom Townsend was invited by Nancy Lucht, an SOF member, to speak on the SAQ ...

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Piet-Hein Zijl: How I Became an Oxfordian

My name is Piet-Hein Zijl, living in Zaanstad, a town just north of Amsterdam, Holland. My age is 69, I worked as a teacher and artist (made pen drawings, etchings), am a reader of poetry in public and as a ...

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Allan Shickman: How I Became an Oxfordian

I read my first Shakespeare play when I was fourteen.  In those days, Julius Caesar was a high-school freshman’s first exposure to the great playwright.  At that age, youngsters are universally looking for someone to copy.  Should I adopt Beethoven’s frown, my ...

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Thomas Drelon: How I Became an Oxfordian

I heard of the Authorship Question in 1999-2000 reading a small brochure bought at the Globe, with the seductive portrait of Edward de Vere painted in Paris in 1575. The same day, I remember having seen Mark Rylance himself, rehearsing ...

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Hamill and Regnier Receive Awards at Boston Conference

John Hamill and Tom Regnier received awards at the closing of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship’s November 2016 conference in Boston, in part for their work in unifying the two major Oxfordian groups in the U.S. to form a single organization, ...

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