DVS Articles and Papers

The following articles and papers by members of the De Vere Society show the range of our research. Listed in alphabetical order by author surname.

Julia Cleave
Early Doubters of Shakespeare’s Identity

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 Cole
Lord Oxford at Cecil House

Jeremy Crick and Dorna Bewley
The ‘Ashbourne’ Portrait of ‘Shakespeare’
New research on the painting’s provenance strengthens the case that it is the lost portrait of Edward de Vere by Cornelius Ketel.

Robert Detobel
Captain Tucca, Captain Hannam, and Falstaff

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
A Storm Called Emelia

Kevin Gilvary
A Brief Case for Oxford and FAQs

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.

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.

Kevin Gilvary
Writ in Choice Italian

Kevin Gilvary
What Malone really said about Shakespeare

Kevin Gilvary
The Tempest as an Italian Pastoral Comedy

Kevin Gilvary
The Tempest & Three Scenari

Gary Goldstein
Shakespeare’s Little Hebrew

Gary Goldstein
Shakespeare’s Native Tongue

Amanda Hinds
How I became an Oxfordian

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.

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 research 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). This is available on Amazon.

Eddi Jolly
‘My mistress’ eyes . . .’

A consideration of Sonnet CXXX.

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

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

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

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

Dr Noemi Magri
Shakespeare’s Knowledge of Illyrian Rulers

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

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.

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

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 Shakspere of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Richard Malim
Shakespeare’s Melancholics

Richard Malim considers the neglected work of a professional psychiatrist.

Richard C. W. Malim
Did Oxford know Ronsard?

Peter Moore
The Stella Cover-up

Marion Peel
John Shakspere’s Finances

Tony Pointon
The Case against William of Stratford

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.

Joan V. Robinson
Shakespeare and Mr Looney

Jan Scheffer
Oxford’s Capture by Pirates

Alexander Waugh
Thy Stratford Moniment

Alexander Waugh
John Weever – Another Anti-Stratfordian

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

Alexander Waugh
Oxford as ‘Shakespeare

This article is reproduced from a new scholarly book, My Shakespeare, edited by William Leahy and published by EER. The anthology also prints new pieces arguing for Marlowe (Ros Barber), for Mary Sidney (Robin Williams), for Francis Bacon (Barry Clarke), for Stratford-Shaksper (Alan Nelson), for Henry Neville (Rubinstein, Casson & Ewald), as well as thoughtful contributions from William Leahy (an amalgamated Shakespeare) and Diana Price (Stratford-Shakspere as broker).

Heward Wilkinson
Deceptive Displacements and the SAQ

Heward Wilkinson
Leavis on Lawrence on Shakespeare

Heward Wilkinson
Dissociation of Sensibility and Amnesia for the SAQ

Heward Wilkinson
Cordelia’s Silence, Edgar’s Secrecy (Published in Brief Chronicles, Vol.II, 2010)

Heward Wilkinson
Hamlet and Historical Consciousness

Heward Wilkinson
Playing with the Play-within-the-play in Hamlet

Heward Wilkinson
Should Oxfordians be Post-Modernists?

Heward Wilkinson
An Abyss of Alternatives: The Psychodynamics of the SAQ

Heward Wilkinson
How I became an Oxfordian