DVS Articles and Papers

The following articles and papers by members of the De Vere Society show the range of our research.

Jan Cole
The Boar’s Head: Oxford’s Property in Aldgate

Jan Cole
Castle Hedingham and ‘As You Like It’

Jan Cole
The Scene Vienna and Measure for Measure

Jan Scheffer
Oxford’s Capture by Pirates

Tony Pointon
The Case against William of Stratford

Kevin Gilvary
A Brief Case for Oxford and FAQs

Julia Cleave
Early Doubters of Shakespeare’s Identity

Alexander Waugh
Thy Stratford Moniment

Alexander Waugh
John Weever – Another Anti-Stratfordian

Alexander Waugh
Covell’s 1595 allusion to ‘Shake-speare’ as a pseudonym

Kevin Gilvary
Writ in Choice Italian

Marion Peel
John Shakspere’s Finances

Jan Cole
Lord Oxford at Cecil House

Kevin Gilvary
What Malone really said about Shakespeare

Dr Noemi Magri
Shakespeare and the Ships of the Venetian Republic – A Veronesa: an exact reference in Othello

Dr Noemi Magri
Othello’s House on the Sagittary: Shakespeare’s familiarity with the streets of Venice

Gary Goldstein
Shakespeare’s Little Hebrew

Peter Moore
The Stella Cover-up

Dr Noemi Magri
The Italian Legal System in The Merchant of Venice – the Single Bond: how the play demonstrates the author’s intimate knowledge of Venetian Law

Gary Goldstein
Shakespeare’s Native Tongue

Dr Noemi Magri
Hamlet’s ‘The Murder of Gonzago’ in contemporary documents

Robert Detobel
Captain Tucca, Captain Hannam, and Falstaff

Joan V Robinson
Shakespeare and Mr Looney

Richard Malim
No Mistakes in ‘Shakespeare”, a return to Bohemia

Dr Noemi Magri
Edward de Vere did not Build Himself a House in Venice

Dr Noemi Magri
Shakespeare’s Knowledge of Illyrian Rulers

Robert Detobel
An Accident of Note: Part 2. Why did George Chapman Bear Witness to Oxford in The Revenge of Bussy d’Ambois?

Answering this question, Robert Detobel argues for a Stoic dimension to Hamlet.

George Dillon
Swordplay

Kevin Gilvary
The Tempest as an Italian Comedy

Kevin Gilvary
The Tempest & Three Scenari

Jeremy Crick and Dorna Bewley
The “Ashbourne” Portrait of “Shakespeare”

New research on the painting’s provenance strengthen the case that it is the lost portrait of Edward de Vere by Cornelius Ketel.

Dr Noemi Magri
Notes for the article ‘Shakespeare’s Illyria and Bohemia’ in the June 2007 Newsletter

Dr Noemi Magri
Orazio v. Nelson

Dr Noemi Magri
Puntarvolo or Puntaruolo?

Dr Noemi Magri
Shakespeare and Italian Renaissance Painting: The three wanton pictures inThe Taming of the Shrew

Dr Noemi Magri
“The Three Systers of Mantua” – A Known History and an Unknown Play

Kevin Gilvary
Shakespeare and Italian Comedy

Kevin Gilvary
Edward de Vere: This is Your Life

The text of an address given at the headquarters of the Chartered Insurance Institute, London, which hosted the Summer 2004 DVS meeting, the principal objective of which was to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the Earl of Oxford.

Richard Malim
Oxford the Actor

Responsible critics such as Professors Bate and Wells have sought to dismiss the authorship claims of Oxford by suggesting that he had no ‘hands-on’ connection with the stage. Indeed Professor Bate seems to suggest that this element provides incontrovertible evidence of the authorship of William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Alan Robinson
The Real William Shaksper

The facts known about Shaksper’s life are sparse but very little analysis has been done even of these. Many deductions and inferences can be made with a fair chance of arriving close to the truth.

Philip Johnson
The Best is Silence

What happens when Stratfordians come across evidence that militates against the man from Stratford? Philip Johnson, who gave this paper at the London meeting of the DVS in May 2003, shows how biographers simply omit unpleasant details.

Richard Malim
Shakespeare’s Melancholics

Richard Malim considers the neglected work of a professional psychiatrist.

Kevin Gilvary
Language Features and Chronology

Can Style help establish the Chronology of Shakespeare’s works? This paper was given at the AGM held at Birkbeck College, London, May 2003.

Richard C W Malim
Did Oxford know Ronsard?

Dr Noemi Magri
Oxford and the Greek Church in Venice

In a short letter, Dr Noemi Magri corrects some errors by Alan Nelson in ‘Monstrous Adversary’ relating to Oxford’s visit to the Greek Church in Venice.

Dr Noemi Magri
Places in Shakespeare: Belmont and thereabouts

The purpose of the present paper is to show that Belmont is a real place, though differently called in Italian: its identification has been made possible by the precise geographical information and a specific historical reference given in the play: it is not geography of the imagination, and the historical allusion refers to a contemporary event: it is not Shakespeare’s creation.

Eddi Jolly
Voyages de Shakespeare en France et en Italie

An overlooked masterpiece: A consideration of George Lambin’s book published in 1962. This paper was given at the AGM held at Birkbeck College, London, May 2003.

Should any readers of this article wish to read an English translation of George Lambin’s book, they may wish to contact Oxfordian scholar Ron Hess who published a critiqued translation in an appendix to his book, The Dark Side of Shakespeare, Vol I (ISBN 0-595-24777-6). Ron assures me this is available on Amazon, but has also said that anyone interested can contact him at: BeornsHall@earthlink.net

Eddi Jolly
“My mistress’ eyes . . .”

A consideration of Sonnet CXXX.