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Diana Price on Hand D

11 Sep 2018

We have taken the liberty of reproducing large chunks of Diana Price's article rebutting the content of our Hand D pages (which she does without referring to them or linking to them). You… goto

Diana Price

Sir Thomas More  (1592–1604)

Hendiadys

11 Sep 2018

Another in our series of annotated articles looking this time at the long standing and popular claim that Oxford can be connected to Shakespeare through hendiadys, Ovid, Metamorphoses and De… goto

Waughbait

11 Sep 2018

How to: Academy, Video Published on Sep 26, 2017 Shakespeare’s plays and poems tell us who we are. But who is he? Join celebrated Stratfordian Sir Jonathan Bate and anti-Stratfordian… goto

Waugh

Warwickshire

3 Sep 2018

Ethnic cleansing There are inescapable links between William Shakespeare and Warwickshire, even if the modern tourist industry isn't always academically scrupulous when it comes to describing them… goto

The Taming of the Shrew

Dugdale’s Inaccuracies

22 May 2018

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 … goto

William Dugdale

22 May 2018

William Dugdale’s Monumental Inaccuracies and Shakespeare's Stratford Monument By Tom Reedy The funerary monument to William Shakespeare in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-on-Avon, is a typical ‘… goto

Dugdale

JDL ERROR

18 May 2018

405    Error: Literal Meaning not found The literal meaning of the phrase you just read is not present.… goto

The Benighted History of The Shakespeare Authorship Question

18 May 2018

Smoke gets in your eyes

1 May 2018

“Analysis” of Poet Ape It is essential to those seeking to create doubt, that they remove all early references to Shakespeare as a playwright and minimise as far as possible any references to him… goto

Poet Ape, Waugh, Failed argument

Smoke gets in your eyes

1 May 2018

“Analysis” of Poet Ape It is essential to those seeking to create doubt, that they remove all early references to Shakespeare as a playwright and minimise as far as possible any references to him… goto

Poet Ape, Waugh, Failed argument

Smoke gets in your eyes

1 May 2018

“Analysis” of Poet Ape It is essential to those seeking to create doubt, that they remove all early references to Shakespeare as a playwright and minimise as far as possible any references to him… goto

Poet Ape, Waugh, Failed argument

A new doubter tactic

17 Apr 2018

16th century “doubt” about authorship Unable to point to credible sources of doubt in modern times, the doubters are now reaching back to insinuate that doubt concerning the authorship of… goto

Labeo

Beyond Belief

17 Apr 2018

  Confirmation bias Is it at all possible that conformation bias can be at work in the authorship question?  One of the great paradoxes in fringe theory acceptance is that… goto

Cognitive Bias

Broken Theory

17 Apr 2018

A 3.5 Broker theory Tom Reedy Evidence Abuse Broking malt “In February 1598, nine months after he bought New Place, Shakspere was listed as one of several householders who, against orders… goto

Broker Nonsense

Droeshout

17 Apr 2018

Droeshout—the face that launched a thousand quips There is nothing suspicious, nothing indicative of alternative authorship or suggestive of misdirection, and in truth, not much at all wrong with… goto

First Folio, Droueshout

Droeshout

17 Apr 2018

Droeshout—the face that launched a thousand quips There is nothing suspicious, nothing indicative of alternative authorship or suggestive of misdirection, and in truth, not much at all wrong with… goto

First Folio, Droueshout

Jonson’s Eulogy

17 Apr 2018

Seeliest ignorance "In that last video, the third part of our interview with Alexander Waugh, Waugh mentioned that Ben Jonson, and somebody else, were accused of "raping Shakespeare's name". This… goto

First Folio

Literacy and Education

17 Apr 2018

Barrel scraping One of the worst features of Barber's case, the weakest of her insinuations and one of the most depressing features of the invented profile for her non-existent second… goto

Literacy

Moniment, without a tombe

17 Apr 2018

“Thou art a Moniment, without a tombe.” Nat Whilk Week 4 · 12 days ago · Edited Ros Barber’s strange reading of Ben Jonson has sent me back to his sources for his Shakespeare… goto

Monument

Shakespeare’s education

17 Apr 2018

Richard Sandin  · a month ago · Edited Okay, Joan, you asked for this. Roger, are you paying attention? Here is a terse summary. The principal sources of primary education in… goto

Education, Literacy

Shakespeare’s education

17 Apr 2018

Richard Sandin  · a month ago · Edited Okay, Joan, you asked for this. Roger, are you paying attention? Here is a terse summary. The principal sources of primary education in… goto

Education, Literacy

The Goldsmiths Authorship MOOC

17 Apr 2018

  When the Foxe preaches, beware your Geese “I'll take but a book in my hand, a wide-sleeved gown on my back, and a crowned cap on my head, and see if I can want promotion.”—Robert Greene… goto

First Folio

The Swan of Stratford

17 Apr 2018

There are a lot of swans in Stratford-upon-Avon In 150 years of intense effort, anti-Shakespeareans like Barber and Waugh have had a hard time locating even a few swans to go with their… goto

Stratford, First Folio

The Swan of Stratford

17 Apr 2018

There are a lot of swans in Stratford-upon-Avon In 150 years of intense effort, anti-Shakespeareans like Barber and Waugh have had a hard time locating even a few swans to go with their… goto

Stratford, First Folio

3. Annotators and their marks

16 Apr 2018

There are 31,102 verses in the Geneva Bible, including The Apocrypha. There are 550 marked passages which add up to around 975-1100 marked verses depending on how carefully you count. Prepared by… goto

Bible

4. Unjustified claims

16 Apr 2018

Simpsons. Lesson in Art Forgery with Max von Sydow. Having looked at the possible identities of the annotators, it's time to look at the distribution of the marks they made in the Folger's Geneva… goto

Bible

Does it matter?

16 Apr 2018

A thread of candour in a web of wiles The orthodox view is often summarized as 'Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare'. That William Shakspeare of Stratford-Upon-Avon and William Shakespeare the author… goto

Ketchup

Top 100 references

16 Apr 2018

Frequency is not Stritmatter's friend. Every table of favourite sections, books, chapters and verses indicates the lack of an overlap of interests between the annotators and the playwright. The… goto

1. Bible Home

15 Apr 2018

Literary arguments about authorship, especially Oxfordian arguments, are easily subjectivised, stretched and exaggerated. You can't do that so easily with mathematical arguments. The data says what… goto

Stritmatter

5. False Grails

15 Apr 2018

The math is simple enough. 550 marked passages, 1000 marked verses, 31000 verses altogether and around 107 matches (or around 216 with the Stritmatter additions). Why not just take the biggest… goto

The Taming of the Shrew