OXFORDIAN ARCHIVES IN ENGLAND: Two databases of Oxfordian Ephemera and Oxfordian Books in the Special Collections Holdings of Brunel University, the University of London and the University of Liverpool, by James A. Warren of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship.
A comprehensive catalogue of research material held in the UK, in anticipation of the J. Thomas Looney centenary in 2020 (available on request from email@example.com).
“SHAKESPEARE” IDENTIFIED IN EDWARD DE VERE, THE SEVENTEENTH EARL OF OXFORD
by J. Thomas Looney (1920) (Classic Reprint available 2018)
novel by Aaron Tatum (DVS member, independently published, 2018)
THE SHAKESPEARE AUTHORSHIP MYSTERY EXPLAINED
by Geoffrey Eyre (2017)
THE MEDIA PLAYERS: SHAKESPEARE, MIDDLETON, JONSON, AND THE IDEA OF NEWS
by Stephen Wittek (University of Michigan Press, 2015)
SHAKESPEARE IN COURT
by Alexander Waugh (2015)
THE CASE FOR EDWARD DE VERE AS SHAKESPEARE
by Geoffrey Eyre (2015)
SHAKESPEARE BEYOND DOUBT? EXPOSING AN INDUSTRY IN DENIAL
John M. Shahan, Alexander Waugh (Eds.) for the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition (2013)
THE WATCHERS: A SECRET HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH I by Stephen Alford (Allen Lane, 2012)
The religious, political and spy network context against which Shakespeare’s plays were written. No direct mention of Edward de Vere, but it does cover the spying activities of Anthony Munday, Charles Arundel and Henry Howard, and mentions Christopher Marlowe.
THE SHAKESPEARE GUIDE TO ITALY
by Richard Roe (Harper Collins, 2011)
THE MAN WHO WAS NEVER SHAKESPEARE
by Tony Pointon (2011)
This book fills a gap caused by the failure to recognize De Vere as a primary contributor to the history and development of English literature: the consensus is that, although there were stirrings in the literary scene, there was very little real development until the advent of Sidney, Marlowe, Greene and Peele in the mid-1580s. Then a few years later, out of the blue, along comes Shakespeare.
THE SHAKESPEARE FILE
Kindle edition novel by Simon Fry (DVS member, Imprimata, 2011)
THE MUSE AS THERAPIST: A New Poetic Paradigm for Psychotherapy
by Heward Wilkinson (Karnak Books, 2009 | Routledge, 2018)
Chapter 4 is entitled: Reality, Existence and the Shakespeare Authorship Question. A treatment of the SAQ, which is derived from a psycho-therapeutic-literary understanding of what we can reveal about the author and his dilemma from analysis of the work.
‘SHAKESPEARE’ BY ANOTHER NAME
by Mark Anderson (Gotham, 2005)
GREAT OXFORD: ESSAYS ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF EDWARD DE VERE
by Richard Malim (Parapress, 2004) Available in the UK for £5 from firstname.lastname@example.org
But clearly a Revolution occurred in the five-or-so years around 1575, when English evolved into a language of eloquence. This came about, as C. S. Lewis indicates, because of the leadership and example of the plays of the period. As one of the book’s academic reviewers (not a Society member and previously unknown to us) puts it, “We are thus left gaping at the projected brilliance and secondary effects of a supernova that exploded before our time and has since disappeared; at its centre today lies a ‘black hole’, the source not only of the unsurpassed drama and poetry but of English as a respectable and esteemed literary vehicle.”*
This book attempts to chart that Revolution or ‘black hole’, and Oxford’s career as the leader of it. It examines the plays he could have written before he went to Italy in 1575 and the fifteen years after his return, citing not only topical and biographical references, but how the arguments of ‘orthodox’ critics support the thesis, and how Marlowe and company are his followers, not his exemplars.
Evidence is explored for what is called the Bard’s ‘dark’ period—12 years earlier than that postulated for Shaksper of Stratford (‘orthodox’ scholars cite c.1600)—that affected Oxford for the rest of his life. The book reviews developments in the reputation of ‘Shakespeare’ after Oxford’s death in 1604, and finally from the Restoration in 1660 to Malone in 1790.
Critics have accepted ‘Shakespeare’s’ paramountcy as author, as having no exemplars, as being the revolutionary lone creator of the modern theatre. Malone adhered to this misconception and never came to grips with evidence regarding the many ‘anonymous’ plays of the 1570s and 1580s, which renders his 1590-and-after dating scheme for the Shakespeare plays useless (Coleridge in effect acknowledges this). The book also combats current ‘orthodox’ objections to Oxford’s poetic skills and presents evidence for Oxford’s hands-on dramatic experience, along with refutations of recent fads favouring collaboration and ‘stylometrics’.
These are vital matters for the Oxford case, and essential for the ‘orthodox’ critic to consider to truly understand the development of poetry, literature, drama, and the language itself in its evolution and perhaps apex.
An Appendix offers a critique of the claims of William Shakspere as the author, ‘The Irrelevant Life’, also featured on this website.
From the reviewer quoted above: ‘I don’t believe anything further needs to be written: for those who are open the conclusion becomes self-evident.’
*However, the case needs constant updating. Please see the Schedule of ADDENDA, which also incorporates comment on Oxfordian (and other) scholarship revealed since original publication.
- See for reference page 265 n.3 of the Schedule and the Bibliography. Questions on content, text etc including items in the Addenda and Corrigenda may be sent to Richard Malim. Other reviews may be found on Amazon.com Richard Malim or Amazon.co.uk Richard Malim