The Oxfordian Vol. 19

Author: Chris Pannell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976584367


Page: 238

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The Oxfordian is an annual journal published during the fall by the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship. Articles provide in-depth coverage of issues of importance to Shakespeare scholars. The Oxfordian, published since 1998, is "the best American academic journal covering the authorship question," according to William Niederkorn, formerly of The New York Times. Volume 19, edited by Chris Pannell, was published in October 2017. Articles included are: 1. "'Small Latine and Lesse Greeke': Anatomy of a Misquotation (Part One)" by Roger Stritmatter; 2. "Macbeth: A Language-Obsessed, Heretical Play" by Sky Gilbert; 3. "Sufficient Warrant: Censorship, Punishment, and Shakespeare in Early Modern England" by Bonner Miller Cutting; 4. "Methinks the Man: Peter Brook and the Authorship Question" by Don Rubin; 5. "Othello and the Green-Eyed Monster of Jealousy" by Richard M. Waugaman; 6. "The Mystery of Willy: Oxford, Spenser, and Theocritus' Sixe Idillia" by Richard Malim; 7. "Shakespeare: A Missing Author" by J. Thomas Looney (Introduction by James Warren); 8. "Who was James Joyce's Shakespeare?" by Gary Goldstein; 9. "In Conversation with Hank Whittemore" (100 Reasons Shake-speare was the Earl of Oxford). Reviews by Michael Dudley, Gary Goldstein, Shelly Maycock (The OUP Shakespeare Authorship Companion), David Haskins (The Shakespeare Authorship Mystery Explained), Sky Gilbert (Shakespeare The Man), Richard M. Waugaman (Shakespeare and Psychoanalytic Theory), and Wally Hurst (Reconstructing Contexts: Principles of Archaeo-Historicism)

The Oxfordian Vol. 20

Author: Gary Goldstein

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781726181549


Page: 196

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The Oxfordian is the peer-reviewed journal of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship, a non-profit educational organization that conducts research and publication on the Early Modern period, William Shakespeare and the authorship of Shakespeare's works. Founded in 1998, the journal offers research articles, essays and book reviews by academicians and independent scholars, and is published annually during the autumn. Edited by Gary Goldstein. Articles: "Did Edward de Vere Translate Ovid's Metamorphoses?" by Richard M. Waugaman, M.D.; "The 17th Earl of Oxford in Italian Archives: Love's Labours Found" by Michael Delahoyde and Coleen Moriarty; " 'The Knotty Wrong-Side': Another Spanish Connection to the First Folio" by Gabriel Ready; "Ben Jonson's 'Small Latin and Less Greeke': Anatomy of a Misquotation" by Roger Stritmatter; "The True Story of Edward Webbe And Troublesome Travailes" by Connie Beane; "J. Thomas Looney in The Bookman's Journal: Five Letters (1920-1921)" by James Warren; "Geoffrey Fenton, A Note" by Warren Hope; "The Tragedie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke" by Gary Goldstein. Book Reviews: Felicia Londre (Shakespeare's Apprenticeship); Earl Showerman (Shakespeare and Greece); Michael Dudley (My Shakespeare: The Authorship Controversy); William Boyle (Shakespeare Films: A Re-evaluation of 100 Years of Adaptations); Warren Hope (The Fictional Lives of Shakespeare).

Shakespeare for Freedom

Author: Ewan Fernie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107130859

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Shakespeare for Freedom presents a powerful, plausible and political argument for Shakespeare's meaning and value. It ranges across the breadth of the Shakespeare phenomenon, offering a new interpretation not just of the characters and plays but also of the part they have played in theatre, criticism, civic culture and politics. Its story includes a glimpse of 'Freetown' in Romeo and Juliet, which comes to life in the 1769 Stratford Jubilee; the Shakespearean careers of the Leicester Chartist, Cooper, and the Hungarian hero, Kossuth; Hegel's recognition of Shakespearean freedom as the modern breakthrough; its fatal effects in America; the disgust it inspired in Tolstoy; its rehabilitation by Ted Hughes; and its obscure centrality in the 2012 Olympics. Ultimately, it issues a positive Shakespearean prognosis for freedom as a vital (in both senses), unending struggle. Shakespeare for Freedom shows why Shakespeare has mattered for four hundred years, and why he still matters today.

The Shakespearean Ciphers Examined

An Analysis of Cryptographic Systems Used as Evidence that Some Author Other Than William Shakespeare Wrote the Plays Commonly Attributed to Him

Author: William F. Friedman,Elizabeth S. Friedman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521141390

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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The authors address theories, which, through the identification of hidden codes, call the authorship of Shakespeare's plays into question.

Twelve Years in the Life of Shakespeare

Author: Hank Whittemore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983502715

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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A compilation of columns ("A Year in the Life of Shakespeare") originally written by the author for the newsletter Shakespeare Matters from 2001-2005. Written from the Oxfordian point of view (i.e., that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, was the true Shakespeare), each column concentrated on just one year and discussed the known events in the author's life in conjunction with the recorded history and literature of that year, and the ways in which the plays and poems in the Shakespeare canon may reflect and/or comment on these connections.

Shakespeare--who was He?

The Oxford Challenge to the Bard of Avon

Author: Richard F. Whalen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275948504

Category: Drama

Page: 183

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William Shakespeare is the only literary figure whose very identity is a matter of long-standing and continuing dispute. Was he really the glover's son from Stratford-on-Avon? Or was he someone else writing under the pseudonym William Shakespeare? Interest is growing now that a consensus has formed for Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, as the leading candidate. This book claims that Oxford, a recognised poet, playwright and patron of acting companies, has eclipsed Bacon, Marlowe and all the other candidates. The Oxfordian challenge is now being covered in scholarly books, in articles in magazines such as The New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly and on television, including an hour-long PBS Frontline programme. The issue has even been debated in a moot court before three justices of the Supreme Court - with an intriguing outcome.

The Earl of Oxford and the Making of "Shakespeare"

The Literary Life of Edward De Vere in Context

Author: Richard Malim

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 9780786463138

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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"Topics include an overview of English literature from 1530 through 1575, major transitions in theatre, and an examination of Oxford's life and events leading to his literary prominence. The sonnets, his early poetry, juvenile "pre-Shakespeare" plays, and his acting career are of particular interest. An appendix examines the role and how he became associated with Oxford's work" --Provided by publisher.

The Dark Side Of Shakespeare

An Elizabethan Courtier, Diplomat, Spymaster, & Epic Hero

Author: W. Ron Hess

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595293905

Category: History

Page: 676

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The "Dark Side of Shakespeare" trilogy by W. Ron Hess has been his 20-year undertaking to try to fill-in many of the gaps in knowledge of Shakespeare's personality and times. The first two volumes investigated wide-ranging topics, including the key intellectual attributes that Shakespeare exhibited in his works, including the social and political events of the 1570s to early-1600s. This was when Hess believes the Bard's works were being "originated" (the earliest phases of artistry, from conception or inspiration to the first of multiple iterations of "writing"). Hess highlights a peculiar fascination that the Bard had with the half-brother of Spain's Philip II, the heroic Don Juan of Austria, or in 1571 "the Victor of Lepanto." From that fascination, as determined by characters based on Don Juan in the plays (e.g., the villain "Don John" in "Much Ado")and other matters, Hess even made so bold as to propose a series of phases from the mid-1570s to mid-80s in which he feels each Shakespeare play had been originated, or some early form of each play then existed -- if not in writing, at least in the Bard's imagination. Thus, the creative process Hess describes is a vastly more protracted on than most Shakespeare scholars would admit to -- the absurd notion that the Bard would jot off the lines of a work in a few days or weeks and then immediately have it performed on the public stage or published shortly thereafter still dominates orthodox dating systems for the canon. Hess draws on the works of many other scholars for using "topical allusions" within each work in order to set practical limits for when the "origination" and subsequent "alterations" of each play occurred. In the trilogy's Volume III, Hess continues to amplify a heroic "knight-errant" personality type that Shakespeare's very "pen-name" may have been drawn from, a type which envied and transcended the brutal chivalry of Don Juan. This was channeled into a patriotic anti-Spanish and pro-British imperial spirit -- particularly with regard to reforming and improving the English language so that it could rival the Greco-Roman, Italian, and Frenchpoetic traditions -- one-upping the best that the greats of antiquity and the Renaissance had achieved in literature. In fact, as vast as the story is that Hess tells in his three volumes, there is a huge volume of material he is making available out of print (on his webpage at and via a "Volume IV" that he plans to offer on CD for a nominal cost via his e-mail [email protected]). Among this added material is a searchable 1,000-page Chronological listing of "Everything" that Hess deems relevant to Shakespeare and his age, or to the providing of the canon to modern times. Hess feels that discernable patterns can be detected through that chronology that help to illuminate the roles of others in the Bard's circle, such as Anthony Munday and Thomas Heywood. The network of 16th and 17th century "Stationers" (printers, publishers, and book sellers) and their often curious doings provide many of those patterns. Hess invites his readers to help to continuously update the Chronology and other materials, so that those can remain worthwhile research resources for all to use. For, the mysteries of Shakespeare and his age can only be unraveled through fully understanding the patterns within.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

Author: David Scott Kastan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0195169212

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 2656

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A comprehensive reference presents over five hundred full essays on authors and a variety of topics, including censorship, genre, patronage, and dictionaries.

Forensic Shakespeare

Author: Quentin Skinner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199558248

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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Shakespeare and Judicial Rhetoric illustrates Shakespeare's creative processes by revealing some of the intellectual materials out of which some of his most famous works were composed. Focusing on the narrative poem Lucrece, on four of his late Elizabethan plays -- Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar and Hamlet -- and on three early Jacobean dramas, Othello, Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well, Quentin Skinner argues that there are major speeches, and sometimes sequences of scenes, that are crafted according to a set of rhetorical precepts about how to develop a persuasive judicial case, either in accusation or defence. Some of these works have traditionally been grouped together as "problem plays," but here Skinner offers a different explanation for their frequent similarities of tone. There have been many studies of Shakespeare's rhetoric, but they have generally concentrated on his wordplay and use of figures and tropes. By contrast, this study concentrates on Shakespeare's use of judicial rhetoric as a method of argument. By approaching the plays from this perspective, Skinner is able to account for some distinctive features of Shakespeare's vocabulary, and also help to explain why certain scenes follow a recurrent pattern and arrangement.

The New Oxford Shakespeare

The Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199591156

Category: English drama

Page: 3382

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The Complete Works: Modern Critical Edition is part of the landmark New Oxford Shakespeare--an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited afresh from all the surviving original versions of his work, and drawing on the latest literary, textual, and theatrical scholarship. In one attractive volume, the Modern Critical Edition gives today's students and playgoers the very best resources they need to understand and enjoy all Shakespeare's works. The authoritative text is accompanied by extensive explanatory and performance notes, and innovative introductory materialswhich lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves.The Modern Critical Edition presents the plays and poetry in the order in which Shakespeare wrote them, so that readers can follow the development of his imagination, his engagement with a rapidly evolving culture and theatre, and his relationship to his literary contemporaries.The New Oxford Shakespeare consists of four interconnected publications: the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), a companion volume on Authorship, and an online version integrating all of this material on OUP's high-poweredscholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies.

Brief Chronicles

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Authorship Studies VI (2015)

Author: Roger Stritmatter

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514600849


Page: 206

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Brief Chronicles is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to examining the Shakespeare authorship question and more generally topics in early modern authorship studies. Sponsored by the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship, Brief Chronicles was established in 2009 and is included in the MLA International Bibliography and World Shakespeare Bibliography databases.General Editor: Roger A. Stritmatter, Ph.D., Coppin State UniversityManaging Editor: Michael Delahoyde, Ph.D., Washington State UniversityVolume 6 of Brief Chronicles features the following authors and topics:Articles* From the Pulpit: A Few Home Truths - A British Introduction, Alexander Waugh* Sisyphus and the Globe: Turning (on) the Media, Don Rubin* Biography, Genius, and Inspiration, Bernd Brackmann* Strat Stats Fail to Prove that 'Shakspere' is Another Spelling of 'Shakespeare,' Richard F. Whalen* Arms and Letters and the Name "William Shake-speare," Robert Detobel* The Use of State Power To Hide Edward de Vere's Authorship of the Works Attributed to "William Shake-speare," James Warren* Chaucer Lost and Found in Shakespeare's Histories, Jacob Hughes* A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare's Aristophanic Comedy, Earl Showerman* Mark Twain and "Shake-Speare": Soul Mates, James Norwood* Ben Jonson and the Drummond "Informations": Why It Matters, Richard MalimReviews* Was William Scott a Plagiarist? A Review of Scott's The Model of Poesie, reviewed by Richard Waugaman* Dr. Magri's Bow and Quiver: Such Fruits Out of Italy: The Italian Renaissance in Shakespeare's Plays and Poems, reviewed by William Ray* Towards a Pragmatechnic Shakespeare Studies: A Review-Essay on U. Cambridge's Shakespeare and the Digital World, reviewed by Michael Dudley



Author: Paul Hemenway Altrocchi, MD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462810918

Category: Art

Page: 395

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Malice Aforethought is the story of murder-one—the premeditated, cold-blooded killing and obliteration of the name and life-story of the world’s greatest writing genius, William Shakespeare. This shameful tale has finally been unraveled, slowly but inexorably, piece by dramatic piece, during the last century. Whom did Shakespeare offend so grievously that he had to be eradicated forever from the rolls of life? Or was he only embroiled in high-stakes drama and malevolence by ill-fortune? Using well-known sleuthing techniques, the Great Shakespeare Hoax has been solved, the true genius identified and the diabolical perpetrators revealed. Their disgraceful deception, coerced on a gullible world, has been eminently successful for four centuries but no longer. The dastardly deed of filching and squelching Shakespeare’s name, the immediate jewel of his soul, was a wanton act of assassination with malice aforethought, malum in se, malevolent by its very nature. The despicable act was motivated solely for reasons of endless appetite for power and wealth by individuals at the highest level of English government. Remarkably, a cover-up of the truth still continues today in the United States and England.

Shakespeare’s Apprenticeship

Identifying the Real Playwright’s Earliest Works

Author: Ramon Jiménez

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476633312

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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The contents of the Shakespeare canon have come into question in recent years as scholars add plays or declare others only partially his work. Now, new literary and historical evidence demonstrates that five heretofore anonymous plays published or performed during his lifetime are actually his first versions of later canonical works. Three histories, The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth, The True Tragedy of Richard the Third, and The Troublesome Reign of John; a comedy, The Taming of a Shrew; and a romance, King Leir, are products of Shakespeare’s juvenile years. Later in his career, he transformed them into the plays that bear nearly identical titles. Each is strikingly similar to its canonical counterpart in terms of structure, plot and cast, though the texts were entirely rewritten. Virtually all scholars, critics and editors of Shakespeare have overlooked or disputed the idea that he had anything to do with them. This addition of five plays to the Shakespeare canon introduces a new facet to the authorship debate, and supplies further evidence that the real Shakespeare was Edward de Vere, seventeenth Earl of Oxford.