Shakespeare Foolery, 1623: The First Folio And The Countess Of Montgomery’s Disappearance

Shakespeare Foolery, 1623: The...

Nothing will come of nothing. Speak again Lear to Cordelia (King Lear I, I, i) It may seem premature, making too much of ‘nothing’, to conclude that a search for a vital being named Susan Vere (1587–1629), youngest daughter of the illustrious Edward de Vere 17th Earl of Oxford and Anne Cecil de Vere, daughter [&h....
Christian Hermetism and Shakespeare

Christian Hermetism and Shakespeare

Introduction by the Editor In April 2022, Robert Baxter recommended the DVS invite Jane Nelson to contribute a ‘John Dee article’ following her thesis on Shakespeare and Christian Hermetism. At that time the thesis was embargoed, and Robert wrote a ‘preview’ (pp. 35-44) based on the website of the publisher....
Veere On The Zeeland Island Of Walcheren

Veere On The Zeeland Island Of...

On the island of Walcheren in Zeeland, Veere was a mere harbour hamlet in the 13th century with direct access to the North Sea. It was founded by nobleman Wolfert I van Borselen in 1281 when he built a modest ferry house complete with a ferry, hence the name Veere (Eng.: ferry). After he built […]....
Shakespeare: The Man Behind the Name

Shakespeare: The Man Behind th...

Screened on SKY TV UK in September 2022 Controversy Films announced the signing of a global distribution deal with Gravitas Ventures for the documentary film Shakespeare: The Man Behind the Name, which focused on Shakespeare’s identity and the life of the 17th Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere. The film streamed on Sky ....
CSF Cambridge Shakespeare Festival 2022

CSF Cambridge Shakespeare Fest...

According to The Times, ‘… no knee-bending to trendy revisionism … but rather a tour de force of Elizabethan drama’. The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival programme runs from 11 July to 27 August 2022 with performances in various Cambridge University college gardens, and includes: Twelfth Night, As....