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Was Actor Edward Alleyn the Real “Upstart Crow”?

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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Shakespeare Full Circle

Shakespeare Full Circle

by Nate Briggs (from the Winter 2015 Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter) Seeing a recent local production of Much Ado About Nothing brought me back to the Shakespeare Authorship Question, and, incidentally, the state of live productions of Shakespeare among the many ...

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William Shakspere — The Irrelevant Life

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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2012 Winning Essay by Jacob Karlsson Lagerros

2012 Winning Essay by Jacob Karlsson Lagerros

Bringing Truth to Light – Why it Matters Who Wrote William’s Words by Jacob Karlsson Lagerros According to the legend, Richard Burbage, the most famous actor of Shakespeare’s day, was once asked to visit a lady at home, dressed as ...

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The Stratford Monument: A Monumental Fraud

The Stratford Monument: A Monumental Fraud

by Richard Whalen First published in the 2005 issue of The Oxfordian Today’s Stratford monument is the defining image of William Shakspere of Stratford- on-Avon as the alleged author of Shakespeare’s poems and plays. In the church where he’s buried, ...

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The Case for Oxford Revisited

The Case for Oxford Revisited

by Ramon Jiménez In his recent biography of William Shakespeare, the critic Jonathan Bate writes: “Gathering what we can from his plays and poems: that is how we will write a biography that is true to him’ (xix). This statement ...

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Read the Declaration of Reasonable Doubt

Read the Declaration of Reasonable Doubt

The Shakespeare Authorship Coalition is dedicated to legitimizing the Shakespeare authorship question. The Declaration of Reasonable Doubt About the Identity of William Shakespeare is available on its website for signing and education. Signatories include actors Derek Jacobi, Michael York, Mark ...

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