In this intriguing study, Stephanie Caruana examines the use of the expression "em" and "them" in the Shakespeare Canon. She discovers several curious things about the frequency of occurrence of these terms in the works of Shakespeare and makes a few interesting speculations about what they mean for the authorship question.Read More »
In this article, Stephanie Caruana provides an update to the controversy over the authorship of A Funeral Elegy, a topic that has several Stratfordians and Oxfordians on the same page! Donald Foster's assignation of A Funeral Elegy, to Shakespeare casts another cloud over the use (and misuse) of computerized stylometrics to shore up the dying thesis that a rustic grain dealer and theater entrepreneur wrote the works of the Bard.Read More »
Although it is now well known the Funeral Elegy was written by John Ford, not Shakespeare, this article still contains some interesting information. It should be noted that an article by Prof. Gilles Monsarrat which put to rest the assertion that Shakespeare wrote Elegy was informed by Richard Kennedy, an Oxfordian and the first to correctly attribute the poem to John Ford.