• Waughgrave

     Alexander Waugh outlines his theory that the title page of the Aspley version of Shake-speare's Sonnets (1609), combined with the dedication of same, tell us where the true author of those sonnets is buried.  Filmed at the Shakespearean Authorship Trust conference, October 29th 2017. You can watch alongside the commentary by loading the video in an adjacent separate window. Click on this link.


    Dugdale's Inaccuracies

    Tom's paper on Dugdale.

    The funerary monument to William Shakespeare in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-on-Avon, is a typical ‘scholar monument’ of the type that developed in the late-16th century which was popular for memorializing academics and clerics well into the 17th century (see Figure 12 for other examples).1 Erected probably not later than 1618,2 it depicts a half-effigy of the poet attired in a&nb

    John Milton

    Coleridge claimed that the English get their history from Shakespeare and their theology from Milton. John Milton’s father, also called John, was a trustee of the Blackfriars Theatre which Shakespeare’s troupe, The King’s Men had adopted as their winter quarters, staging daily performances when plague closures allowed. We know from his poem Elegia Prima that in 1626, sent down from Cambridge, John Milton Jr spent the time in London watching plays.