Shakespeare Fellowship Links
These sites are devoted to presenting evidence favoring the view that the works of "Shakespeare" are actually the work of the 17th Earl of Oxford....
Shakespeare by Another Name. This site offers the ShakesVere Facebook page, Google Earth, audio, photos, a blog, and full text search of Mark Anderson's epic biography Shakespeare By Another Name: The Life of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford.
The Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference, formerly known as the Edward de Vere Studies Conference, is sponsored by Concordia University in Portland Oregon. An annual academic conference devoted to the study of the Shakespearean question and the case for Edward de Vere's authorship of the "Shakespeare" Canon.
The Shakespeare Authorship Source Page
Chasing Shakespeares The site for Sarah Smith's authorship novel, in which the narrator Joe Roper, from a "nearly dead town in Vermont," meets (he thinks) the girl of his dreams, sheds his Stratfordian blinders, discovers the smoking gun and decides Oxford probably was the real author.
Sherlock Holmes & The Shakespeare Mystery: View of video excerpt of a fascinating one-man, multi-media entertainment on the Shakespeare authorship mystery. Award-winning, Juilliard-trained writer/performer Michael Dunn portrays legendary detective Sherlock Holmes in an entertaining and informative one-hour journey into the age of Queen Elizabeth, and the mystery of Shakespeare. Performed to standing ovations around the country, "Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Mystery" is available for engagements at colleges, high schools, and lecture groups through-out the English-speaking world.
The Oxfordian The Shakespeare Oxford Society publishes The Oxfordian, an annual PMLA reviewed journal of articles on the authorship question.
The Oxford Authorship Site.
Public Broadcasting Frontline Site on
Shakespeare Oxford Society
The Ever Reader
Alan Nelson's archive of original de Vere transcripts. Transcriptions of many of Oxford's surviving letters and memoranda (nearly all to Lord Burghley) and related commentary are available on this page maintained by Prof. Alan Nelson of UC/Berkeley). Prof. Nelson, a Renaissance scholar who is conducting research into the life of Edward de Vere for a biography, believes that "even if the Stratford man were proven not to be Shakespeare", he has already eliminated Oxford as a claimant based on analysis of his spelling habits in his known correspondence. Professor Nelson is unpersuaded by the arguments advanced by Looney, Ward, Fowler, and dozens of other scholars who have advanced the case for Oxford. His research, however, continues to unearth additional archival nuggets which confirm and amplify the case for Oxford's authorship. Stay tuned.
Luminarium resources on Edward de Vere. Excellent section on Edward de Vere is only one tiny part of this comprehensive literary site (see below).
The Shakespeare Adventure. This new site by William Boyle features the new Whittemore book on Shakespeare's Sonnets, The Monument.
The Monument: Shakespeare's Sonnets by Edward de Vere. Hank Whittemore's new book on the Sonnets is for sale here.
The Dark Side of Shakespeare Oxfordian articles, chiefly by W. Ron Hess.
German Oxfordian Sites
One of the more interesting recent developments in the authorship question is the large number of Oxfordian publications and internet sites in German. A google search reveals that articles originally featured on the two sites have been widely reprinted on other German language literary sites, signalling a level of openess to the Oxfordian view in Germany which remains unmatched in the English speaking world, weighted down as it is by the English-speaking myth of "Shakespeare."
Robert Detobel's Autorenfrage Site After Walter Klier, author of Dass Shakespeare Komplott, Robert Detobel has done more in Germany to promote the case for Oxford's authorship than any other scholar. This general interest Shakespeare site prominently features Detobel's views on authorship and is a testament to the open-mindedness of the site's editors. Includes fully featured public discussion in both English and German.
The Neues Shake-Speare Journal It is not an understatement to say that this German publication, edited by Uwe Laugwitz is, in many significant ways, providing a cutting edge in Shakespeare Authorship studies-- translating many of the best articles written in English and featuring many informed and insightful articles originally written in German by Walter Klier, Robert Detobel and other German scholars.
Local Oxfordian Sites
The Oberon Shakespeare Studygroup, holds monthly meetings in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Local and visiting speakers discuss a variety of Shakespeare topics.
Renaissance Literature Sites
Renaissance.dm This graphically pleasing site also contains the largest number of clearly marked links to all kinds of internet resources for studying the Renaissance, including such topics as heraldry, magic, wordplay, guilds, music, costume, portraits, and research and reference. Truly an oustanding resource, well worth a visit. But be forwarned: it could become habit forming.
Luminarium Copious and beautifully arranged information on a range of medieval, renaissance, and 17th century English writers published by Anniina Jokinen. Five stars.
Elizabethan Authors This outstanding new site created by Robert Brazil and Barbara Flues features texts of a number of hard-to-find Elizabethan texts, including Damon and Pythias, Edmund Ironside, Summer's Last Will and Testament, and works by Thomas Kyd, John Lyly and Robert Greene. Truly an impressive resource for internet research. Could save you hours traipsing around a library. Each text includes Glossary and appendices by the editors. Congratulations, Barb and Robert!
The Elizabethan Review We're happy to see this important resource back online after a temporary hiatus.
Connotations This cutting edge scholarly journal solicits "scholarly communication in the field of English Literature (from the Middle English period to the present). It is an international, refereed journal which focuses on the semantic and stylistic energy of the language of literature in a historical perspective and aims to represent different approaches."
Renaissance Electronic Texts The University of Toronto's online Renaissance text archive includes texts of Shake-speare's Sonnets, The English School-maister, and the Elizabethan Homilies.
Digital Renaissance Editions Publishes fully annotated, critical editions of early English drama.
Internet Shakespeare Editions Resources for the study of the Renaissance and Shakespeare.
The Ben Jonson Journal Not too many details are available online about the wily Ben Jonson, who liked to be known, as he said to Drummond, as "honest Ben." But at least you can see some trends in Jonson scholarship by visiting this nifty site. Look for more materials on Jonson available soon on the Shakespeare Fellowship site.
Early Modern Studies A "refereed journal serving as a formal arena for scholarly discussion and as an academic resource for researchers in the area. Articles in EMLS examine English literature, literary culture, and language during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; responses to published papers are also published as part of a Readers' Forum."
These sites are devoted to general information on "Shakespeare" in performance and text...
Speak the Speech is a non-profit audio theatre company dedicated to providing freely available Shakespearean audio performances online, for the benefit of educators, students, theatre people, the disabled, those in rural areas or overseas, or to put it simply: Everyone! This site wins five stars for the best new Shakespeare site on the web!
Shakespeare Festivals by region. Going travelling this summer? The Shakespeare Fellowship's own resource of links to local Shakespeare festivals can direct you to Shakespeare productions in nearly every state and province, as well as England, France and Australia. Check it out!
The Writing Co. Shakespeare Page
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet Although somewhat limited by its unexamined commitment to the orthodox view of authorship, this site maintained by Terry Grey is an impressive resource with many useful links on all sorts of relevant topics.
Shakespeare: Subject to Change This flash
demonstration project from Cable In The Classroom
details how the words of the immortal bard have been
transformed and interpreted by a host of different
individuals, according to the
We also learn how how proof-readers and correctors have transformed Shakespeare's works, although the narrative sometimes goes a little "over the top" to imply that an authentic knowledge of Shakespeare is impossible because of the quirky history of textual transmission, a kind of postmodern despair which confuses author with typographer in order to avoid dealing with the basic question of authorship.
In the "Stage to Screen" area are two different
interpretations of Hamlet's legendary soliloquy. The
screen version is from 2000 and is performed by Campbell
Scott, the stage version by the masterful Richard Burton
under the direction of the late Oxford sympathizer, Sir
John Gielgud. The site is a nice example of how this
technology may be used in the classroom. Five stars for
production, four for content. Definitely a usefull tool
for the classroom -- but supplement it with some materials
about the authorship question for the complete view.
Thanks to the Internet Scout Project for alerting us to
this new (May 2003) site.
The Folger Shakespeare Library
Hamlet: The Undiscovered Country
Check out the site for some of Roth's solutions to Hamlet's ancient riddles.
MIT's Collected Works of Shakespeare.
The Shakespeare Search Engine Matty Farrow's searchable text of the canonical plays was apparently the first one to available online, and boasts 8 million hits since 1993. The MIT search engine feature has been unavailable for some time, so if you want to actually search the plays as a data base, this seems to be your best bet.
Shake-speare's Sonnets The text of the sonnets is available here with commentary. The site also includes a number of contemporary Sonnet cycles by other poets for comparative reading. Orthodox in its premises, but well done.
Mark Twain's Is Shakespeare Dead?
Other Authorship Sites
Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography. Diana Price's own site with selections and previews from this important new (2001) book on the authorship question.
The Shakespeare Authorship Coalition is dedicated to legitimizing the Shakespeare authorship question. The Declaration of Reasonable Doubt About the Identity of William Shakespeare is available on their website for signing and education.
The Shakespeare Roundtable in Santa Monica California hosts regular speaking events on the authorship question.
The "Shakespeare Authorship" Site
The Shakespeare Resource Center Another definitively orthodox site, more sophisticated than the Kathman-Ross site but no less dogmatic in some of its false assertions: "De Vere represents the social-elitist stratum of the theorists, who believe that a mere commoner could never have accomplished such genius." We invite the webmaster to reconsider the basis of this false generalization.
An Authorship Analysis:
Francis Bacon on a motorcycle Despite the graphic exuberance, and some very "unscientific" -- not to mention "unliterary" deciphering-- the site poses many interesting questions which effectively undermine the orthodox belief in Shakespeare. The Coincidence Matrix is particularly interesting. Bacon was Edward de Vere's cousin and there is no doubt that the two were closely acquainted with one another. Bacon may even have been the first to formally propose "Shakespeare" as a legal solution to the problem of de Vere's scandalous plays.
Much Ado About Something" at Frontline. The Michael Rubbo documentary on Marlowe as Shakespeare, aired on PBS Frontline. The new PBS site on the show includes interviews with director Rubbo, Stratfordian stalwart Johnathan Bate (also featured in the documentary), Harvard's Marjorie Garber (weighing in for the neo-Harvard view of things), and Diana Price, author of Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography who, as always, has some interesting things to say about the missing paper trail and other dogs that didn't bark in the night.
Much useful information about Marlowe can be found on Matthew Scarsbrook's site.
Peter Farey's page is "dedicated to the proposition that, had it not been for the 'sudden and fearful end of his life' on 30th May 1593, Christopher Marlowe would have equalled Shakespeare."
Hamlet Online Excellent assemblage of resources on Hamlet.
Study site devoted to Lear.
More Sites Worth Visiting.....
Project Gutenburg Another truly magnificent use of the internet to create access for readers to wonderful books.