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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

7. The Dataset

15 Apr 2018

Our dataset includes Naseeb Shaheen's most recent list of just under 3,500 bible references. Professor Shaheen died in 2009 but even a small acquaintance with his work establishes his authority.… goto

Bible

6. Marlowe and Control Data

15 Apr 2018

Trying for some indirectly generated credibility, Stritmatter conducts an exercise in sensitivity analysis in Appendix E, boldly labelled "Control Data". He flounders around trying to improve the… goto

Bible, Marlowe

8. Leklywhodes

15 Apr 2018

Whilst clearly not Stritmatter's starting place, building tables is how Cornelius began his survey of Marlowe's biblical references and is surely how any serious surveyor would begin. If there is a… goto

Bible

6. Marlowe and Control Data

15 Apr 2018

Trying for some indirectly generated credibility, Stritmatter conducts an exercise in sensitivity analysis in Appendix E, boldly labelled "Control Data". He flounders around trying to improve the… goto

Bible, Marlowe

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

Ogburn 80s Broadcast

14 Apr 2018

Firing Line HOST:WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. MAURICE CHARNEY CHARLTON OGBURN "THE MYSTERIOUS WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE" This is a transcript of the Firing Line program taped in New York City on December 11,… goto

The Eve of D-struction

11 Apr 2018

You are looking at Hand D, right here. There really is no doubt about Hand D. And there really was none created in the MOOC. This section (and its discussion forum) made smoke, weaved and bobbed… goto

Sir Thomas More  (1592–1604)

Inked Out—Oxford’s Hand

8 Apr 2018

Inked Out: How Oxford's Letters Cross Him Off As “Shakespeare” Speake the Speech I pray you, as I pronounc'd it to you   The Earl of Oxford’s English is unique. It is both stuffily antiquated,… goto

Disqussion Hub

8 Apr 2018

Disqus

The Mighty Folio

7 Apr 2018

Judgement of yeeres For, if I thought my judgement were of yeeres, I should commit thee surely with thy peeres, And tell, how farre thou dist our Lily out-shine, Or sporting Kid or Marlowes… goto

Digges, First Folio

The Mighty Folio

7 Apr 2018

Judgement of yeeres For, if I thought my judgement were of yeeres, I should commit thee surely with thy peeres, And tell, how farre thou dist our Lily out-shine, Or sporting Kid or Marlowes… goto

Digges, First Folio

Monumental mistakes

7 Apr 2018

Malice in Wonderland Here's the creek but where's the paddle? Extemporising on play-broking is one thing, challenging the existence of Fat Marian Hackett is another, but Barber eventually has to… goto

Monument

Caroline Spurgeon

5 Apr 2018

Shakespeare's Imagery Professor Caroline Spurgeon's work, Shakespeare's Imagery, represents years of work looking for patterns in the number and content of Shakespeare's images, assessing what can… goto

Bonner Cutting on Oxford’s letters

5 Apr 2018

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Published on 22 Jan 2018 Click on this link to watch the video on the SOF site.   Tin was big business in early modern England. It was used in English pewter… goto

Legal matters

Poet Ape—Waugh Declared

5 Apr 2018

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 as an actor. To tread… goto

Poet Ape

Week 3 Home page

4 Apr 2018

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