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Fall 1995

Joseph Sobran on Shakespeare’s Bible

One of the finest University Wits of the 20th Century was the late Joe Sobran, a syndicated columnist and Shakespeare lover. In this short article, Mr. Sobran provides an update on the research into the marginalia of Edward de Vere’s Geneva Bible owned by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

 A Quintessence of Dust

Written at the time he was a graduate student, Professor Roger Stritmatter provides an update on his analysis of the marginalia in the Folger Shakespeare Library’s copy of Edward de Vere’s 400 year-old Geneva Bible.

Response to Smithsonian Magazine regarding Shakespeare’s Bible

In response to mis-representations about the significance of Professor Stritmatter’s work on the Edward de Vere Bible by both the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Smithsonian Magazine, an article and letter of rebuttal to the Smithsonian appeared in the spring 1995 Shakespeare Oxford Society newsletter.

Book Review One: Shakespeare IN FACT

Richard Whalen, former President of the Shakespeare-Oxford Society provides a chapter-by-chapter review of Shakespeare IN FACT by Irvin Matus.

Book Review Two: Shakespeare, IN FACT

In this second review of Irvin Matus’ Shakespeare, IN FACT (1994), Publius, a pseudonym for a professor of Comparative Literature at an Ivy League institution, exposes the shoddy reasoning of the author.

Why the Authorship of the Shakespeare Canon Matters

An essay by Charles Vere, Lord Burford, who argues that getting the author of the Shakespeare canon wrong results in a misunderstanding what the Bard is saying.

Shakespeare’s Good Book

Mark Anderson writes an editorial for a local newspaper that presents a compelling (but dated) summary of the case for Edward de Vere as the true author of the works of the Bard.

The Shakespeare Canon of Statutory Construction

Supreme Court Justice Stevens addresses the search for truth and justice by discussing the view that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford is the true author of the Shakespeare Canon and how that view may help understand statutory construction.

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