A summary argument of the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition on why the authorship question should be a matter of legitimate concern.
Articles in the Information Library
A book review by Publius, a professor of Comparative Literature at an Ivy League University who prefers to remain incognito for reasons of professional safety.
Oxfordian scholar Ramon Jiménez reviews Attributing Authorship: An Introduction by Harold Love, professor of English at Monash University in Victoria, Australia. One chapter of Professor Love’s book is devoted to the authorship issue and Mr. Jiménez gives it the incisive analysis that those familiar with his previous reviews have come to expect.
Three Stratfordian books are critically reviewed by Oxfordian Ramon Jiménez: Hamlet: Poem Unlimited, by Harold Bloom; Shakespeare: for all time, by Stanley Wells; and, The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, edited by Michael Dobson and Stanley Wells.
There are other authorship candidates and the Shakespeare Oxford Society welcomes research on them. This Library publication is an insightful review of a recently published book The Truth Will Out, Unmasking the real Shakespeare by Brenda James and William D. Rubinstein. The review is by Ramon Jimenez, a member of the Shakespeare Oxford Society.
By Mark Twain “For the instruction of the ignorant I will make a list, now, of those details of Shakespeare’s history which are FACTS – verified facts, established facts, undisputed facts …. He was born on the 23d of April, 1564. Of good farmer-class parents who could not read, could not write, could not sign [...]
Questioning the orthodoxy Doubts about Shaksper of Stratford’s claim to the Shakespeare canon have been around for centuries. Among the many political, literary, cultural and intellectual figures who have recorded their thoughts about the authorship question are… Delia Bacon (1811-1859) “[Shakespeare] carries the court influence with him, unconsciously, wherever he goes… He looks into Arden [...]
1728 – Publication of Captain Goulding’s Essay Against Too Much Reading in which he comments on the background Shakespeare would require for his historical plays and suggests that Shakespeare probably had to keep “one of those chuckle-pated Historians for his particular Associate…or he might have starvd upon his History.” Goulding tells us that he had [...]
by Peter R. Moore This article was first published in the Winter 2004 Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter. Professor Alan H. Nelson of the University of California at Berkeley has produced Monstrous Adversary, The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (Liverpool University Press, paperback, 527 pp., $32.00). Nelson’s biography of Oxford offers a mass [...]
By Joseph Sobran This article was first published in the Fall 2003 Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter. Since 1920, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, has emerged as the favorite candidate of most anti-Stratfordians for authorship of the Shakespeare works. He has by now eclipsed the chief previous challenger, Francis Bacon. Yet professional scholars have paid little [...]
TABLE OF CONTENTS 1) Introduction to the Shakespeare authorship problem 2) Honor Roll of Skeptics The ever growing list of influential literary, cultural and political figures who doubt the Stratford story. Maintained on a separate page. 3) History of the doubts surrounding the authorship of Shakespeare’s works. Maintained on a separate page. 4) Summary of [...]
by Joseph Sobran (This paper was first published in the January 1996 De Vere Society Newsletter) In his neglected book Shakespeare Revealed in Oxford’s Letters, the late William Plumer Fowler performed the heroic task of finding hundreds of verbal parallels between the works of Shakespeare and the letters of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford. [...]
Seventeenth Earl of Oxford Elizabethan Courtier, Poet and Playwright 1550 – 1604 At the time that Elizabeth Tudor became Queen of England in 1558, the Earldom of Oxford was the longest and most illustrious line of nobles in the country, its direct ancestor, Aubrey de Vere, having held land under Edward the Confessor, and later [...]