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Redating the Tempest 2. An Anti-Stratfordian Tour de FarceAlthough an intensely irritating waste of paper, despite appearances, there is a purpose... goto 17 Sep 2015 Comments 7 Chronology, Tempest, Stritmatter
John Milton Coleridge claimed that the English get their history from Shakespeare and their theology from Milton. John Milton’s father,... goto 25 Aug 2015 Comments 0 Monument
Where have all the Oxies gone? Leading Oxfordians seem to have disappeared from public debate. Where are they hiding? What can they be plotting?... goto 16 Jun 2015 Comments 0
Bussy Galore A famous modern poet used to sacrifice every year a Statius to Virgil’s manes; and I have indignation enough to burn a D’... goto 11 Jun 2015 Comments 1 Chapman, Biographical coincidence
Weever's tangled web  The Oxfordian pick has struck gold again, an occurrence that seems to happen with astounding regularity, yet for some... goto 25 May 2015 Comments 8 Nishidani
Giraffe gaffe Alexander Waugh has trumpeted a great Oxfordian discovery. In The Spectator (2 November 2013), he wrote:“Researching a... goto 21 May 2015 Comments 12
Lame him with reasons A literal-minded Oxfordian (is there any other kind?), insists that the author of the sonnets is using the word 'lame' in... goto 19 May 2015 Comments 0
Reverse Engineering Anyone who worked in the electronics industry in the 1980's will remember the early days of reverse engineering. Computer... goto 18 May 2015 Comments 0
In Memoriam A collection of short verses on the retirement of Oxfordians from public life. In memory of  the days when Oxfordians... goto 29 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Like . . . something or other Oxford is almost a stranger to the basic poetic building block of metaphor. The few he uses in his poetry and writing are... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 3
Fitting up A key part of the Oxfordians theory is that the work which we know was circulated and published in his name, and is... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Prefiguring genius A key part of the Oxfordian's theory is that the work which we know was circulated and published in his name, and is... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
What's in a name? Two 'E's, Or Not Two 'E's That is the question Oxfordians make much of the different spelling of Will’s name... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 2
BA or no BA? Oxfordians are wont to insist that the plays show evidence of a first rate university education. They were even once... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Take a letter Oxfordians make much of the fact that there are no surviving letters written by Shakespeare as if the fact that the 70... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
The talk of the town Another inconsistent claim made by Oxfordians is that the Earl of Oxford was highly rated as a playwright and author by his... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
I am not a lawyer Another key assumption found in all Oxfordian argument is that the plays contain detailed knowledge of the law, which could... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Rhyme and reason Oxford's spoken and written English, rather than similar, was very different from Shakespeare's. Oxford rhymes “was” with “... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 4
Tin Ear Fully a third of Oxford's surviving letters are taken up with his campaign to hold the Crown's monopoly on Cornish tin-mines... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
What's the leklywhode? Oxford's spelling was idiosyncratic, even for an Elizabethan. He almost always wrote "lek" for like, in all its forms: "... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Call yourself a playwright Oxfordians make much of the fact that there are no letters written by Shakespeare as if the fact that the 70 letters of... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Court out Oxford was an aristocrat - a proper, belted Earl. Not the highest rank in society, as some claim, but close. Oxfordians cite... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Drawing a blank Although there are a few hundred lines of verse indisputably attributable to De Vere, none are in the characteristic... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Elite knowledge Despite the inability of Oxfordians to come up with examples of things in the plays which require the elite knowledge of... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Je n'accuse pas No-one said he wrote plays. De Vere, in his long and colourful life, made many enemies and was involved in numerous lawsuits... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
The great Globe itself... Shakespeare wrote not only for the theatre, but for different theatres. In 1609, the King's Men began playing at the... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
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

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