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Speak the speech . . . Speak the speech, I pray you..." Shakespeare wrote for performance. After four hundred years, his tragedies,... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
The Golding Variations The myth of Oxford as a child prodigy and polymath is utterly unfounded. The film has him writing A Midsummer Night's... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
The stigma of anonymity There would have to be a reason, and a good one, for not putting your name on the world's finest body of artistic work. And... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Signature moves MacShakespeare and his fellow playwrights all had different styles. Their verse, vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure,... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Ministering propaganda Some Oxfordian enthusiasts, after discovering that he wrote Shakespeare's work, are not content to leave it at that. Tying... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
The Writer Who Wasn't There  Nobody Claimed Oxford Wrote The Canon (until about the 20th century at least). This is probably the single most... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Canopies and litters Sonnet 125, reproduced in its entirety below, begins 'Were 't aught to me I bore the canopy,'. Naturally, Oxfordians claim... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 2
Hidebound academia The authorative work on Oxford and his contemporaries at the court of Elizabeth is The Elizabethan Courtier Poets by... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 1
Verona In a Good Oxfordian/Bad Oxfordian chapter of his book, William Farina willingly ignores the Oxfordian dating argument ... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Neologism The full online Oxford English Dictionary contains definitions for 600,000 words, almost all with an example of usage from... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Premier League One area where we know De Vere excelled, to which he devoted a lot of his time, encompasses all the manly sports such as... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
A conspiracy  There are hundreds conspiracy theories out there, They allow their subscribers to feel one up on the rest of us—in... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Company of players Oxford was a patron of a theatre troupe. It wasn't a very distinguished theatre troupe and mostly toured the provinces.... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Henry V Part 1 Oxford didn't write Henry V. There are three distilled essences of Shakespeare in Henry V. Each is individually an anathema... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Henry V Part 2 A little touch of Henry in the Night It's hard to understand why Oxfordians try to tie the plays to familiar biographical... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Two Noble Kinsmen Based on Chaucer's Knight's Tale, another revealing prologue lies at the start of this late play whose authorship the... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Drink to me While they were both alive, Ben Jonson clearly felt a sense of rivalry with his fellow playwright. As an artist, Will not... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Hurghley Burghley There are people (including some who are certain that William Shakespeare of Stratford wrote the plays attributed to him)... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 1
Looney Tunes In his famous thesis, Roger Stritmatter joins Thomas J Looney in the First Article of the Oxfordian Credo which detects... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Blue suede shoes Is the work of the early Elvis Presley, making recordings for Sun Records in the mid-50's, distinguishable from the work of... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 6
Statosphere "Judging from their surviving writing, Shakespeare was not just 100 times better than Oxford, he was also 80 times... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 26 Chronology, Stylometry
Letter from America A tale from the early days of Authorship Doubters, with sincere apologies to Alistair Cooke. Good evening. Once, in the... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Not Ed Oxfordians claim the sonnets published as SHAKE-SPEARE’S SONNETS fit the life story of the Earl of Oxford better than they... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 7
Bermuda Triangle An essential task, when planting the shipwreck in the Tempest into the Oxfordian calendar or locating Prospero's island in... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Even Hawking I know a hawk from a handsaw,said Hamlet while plotting in Elsinore;but the Bard sadly erred - it was really a bird... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 2 Falconry
Time and Tide Alexander Waugh returns forcefully to the subject of sailing to Verona. In the latest rearrangement of Shakespeare... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 8
Tranectomy Hours, weeks, even months have been spent arguing about Proteus and Portia's route-planning and what its accuracy or... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 2 Italy
Persuasion Oxford as a brilliant writer is a construct, all made up of fantasy and theft. “What he hath left us” is a dismal little... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 2
Crypitaphs A key feature of the Oxfordian case lies in the cryptic interpretation of Ben Jonson's phrasing of the Preface to the First... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Handy Hand D Hand D, the fragment of lost play Sir Thomas More, thought to be in Shakespeare's handwriting, is in the news again.... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 7

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