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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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Who Wrote the first Shakespeare Biography? It was not Nicholas Rowe in 1709!

Kevin Gilvary Originally published in Brief Chronicles Vol. VII (2016), pages 1–15 Early in every biography of Shakespeare, writers advance two unfounded claims: firstly, that more is known about Shakespeare’s life than is commonly realised. The second claim, which I ...

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Remembering Rollett and Debunking Shapiro (Again)

by Bryan H. Wildenthal On June 29, the New York Times once again gave a platform to a Stratfordian academic to peddle nonsense on the Shakespeare authorship issue. Oddly enough (bear with me, there’s a connection), this made me think of ...

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The Shakespeare Authorship Question Comes to GableStage

Tom Regnier gave his presentation, “Did Shakespeare Really Write Shakespeare? Or Did Someone Else?” on April 11, 2016 in Coral Gables, Florida at the GableStage theatre. A video of the event is now available on the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship YouTube Channel: ...

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Summer 2015 newsletter published

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Newsletter editor Alex McNeil has released the Summer 2015 edition of the newsletter, now available online — under password — to SOF members. Non-members may gain access to the newsletter by joining the SOF. Sign up to ...

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Doubt v. Doubt? Reviewed by Don Rubin

Shakespeare Beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy Edited By Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 284 pp. Shakespeare Beyond Doubt? Exposing An Industry in Denial Edited By John M. Shahan and Alexander Waugh Florida: Llumina Press 254 pp. ...

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Was Actor Edward Alleyn the Real “Upstart Crow”?

Stratfordian professors have long claimed that a passage in Robert Greene’s Groatsworth of Wit Bought with a Million of Repentance (1592) is a reference to William Shakspere, the man from Stratford. In Groatsworth, Greene warns other playwrights against an upstart ...

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John Shahan Responds to Skeptic.com Blog on Authorship Question

On February 3, 2015, Eve Siebert posted a blog on the Skeptic.com website, called False Balance and the Shakespeare Authorship “Debate.” In her blog Siebert stated, among other things, “There is a mountain of evidence for Shakespeare’s authorship, no evidence that ...

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William Shakspere — The Irrelevant Life

by Richard Malim of The De Vere Society. ‘Any man who believes that William Shakespeare of Stratford wrote Hamlet or Lear is a fool.’ – John Bright (d. 1889), radical politician and orator Contents 1. Introduction: The Protestant Family 2. ...

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