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Margit & Reinhard Greiling: How We Became Oxfordians

Our interest in Shakespeare started with the theatre in Germany, where we attended performances of favourite authors, such as Čechov, Ibsen, Schiller, and, mostly, Shakespeare. From the named “continental” authors, we knew something of their biography and understood that, for ...

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Diane Elliott: How I Became an Oxfordian

Why does authorship matter? Well, why does truth matter? It matters because story is tied to truth by a thousand fine threads, adding complexity and resonance. The Shaksper biography was dead on arrival for me, no resonance with the works, ...

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Patrick J. Amer: How I Became an Oxfordian

I have had the good fortune to have been an Oxfordian for about fifty-five years, longer than most of our persuasion.  When I was a student at New York University School of Law, from 1960 to 1963, I picked up ...

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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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Rollin DeVere Jr: How I Became an Oxfordian

Names often add or lose letters or syllables through the generations. My father was Rollin R. DeVere Sr.; I’m Jr; my son is III. My Dad’s father was Ellis H. DeVere. Perhaps I’m a Dever or a Devers. Maybe someone ...

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Robert Detobel: How I Became an Oxfordian

I had never heard of Edward de Vere. I was in the first place interested in Hamlet. Possibly I was too benumbed, as many people continue to be today, by the mere sound of the name Shakespeare to undertake some ...

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Harold Feldman: How I Became an Oxfordian

Here is another classic from our files. This article was originally published in the Summer 1983 issue of our newsletter. I was never a Stratfordian. I learned my authorship theory as I learned my Shakespeare, and I learned them from ...

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Richard Waugaman: How I Became an Oxfreudian

It was thanks to the New York Times. Much as I admire the important books by Mark Anderson, Thomas Looney, Charlton Ogburn, Joseph Sobran and others, it was the NYT that was pivotal in my own paradigm shift in becoming ...

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