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Welcome to Shake-Speare’s
Our topic is Shake-speare’s Bible. The one he owned.
Really. No joke.
To learn what that means, please visit the “about” page.

Every once in a while, we diverge to consider other topics in intellectual history — lately, the intense and exciting developments in online news and debate over the resurgence of “Cold Fusion” energy production, hailed by Gerald Celente and many others as a new industrial revolution “in statu nascendi.”


Aloha Vere: Folger Library Confronts “Problems” of Shakespearean Biography

Posted By on April 7, 2014

There are a least three good reasons why Shakespearean biography might be said to have a problem and why, therefore, this “Shakespeare and the Problem of Biography” conference of prestigious and much-lettered Shakespeare scholars convened over the April 3-5, 2014 weekend at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, supported by the current library director Dr. Michael Witmore, and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, might be justified as a public-spirited exchange of real ideas featuring an unusual cast of characters.


Oxford’s Torment: The Latest Chapter in the Shakespeare Mystery

Posted By on March 5, 2014

Guest post by Greg Swann

The enduring mystery of William Shakespeare, poet and playwright, has become a little less mysterious.

It may be that we can never fully plumb the genius of our ever-living Bard, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t muck around in the basement. You never know what you’ll find down there.

Witness: We now have in our possession the long hypothesized ‘lost works’ of Edward de Vere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford. Oxford has been regarded by heretics and assorted lunatics as the true author of the works of Shakespeare.

This myth can finally be laid to rest. (more…)


“This is quite possibly the beginning of the largest technological breakthrough that our generation will witness.”

Posted By on February 9, 2014

The Alien Scientist strikes again, covering the recent Jan. 2014 MIT “Cold Fusion”/LENR course led by Dr. Mitchell Schwartz and Dr. Peter Hagelstein.  A classic and classy introduction to the “state of the debate” on what may well be the most important technological/scientific question of our age.

A sobering lesson in the long history of “you mean we got that wrong?”

Further details at Cold or e-cat world.


Folger Library on Lambarde Shakespeare “Signature”: It’s a Fraud, Get Over It….We Already Did

Posted By on January 31, 2014

The Wit and Wisdom of the Sage of Denton County: Tom Reedy's Internet Poster Comparing Charlton Ogburn to Chico Marx.

While the “Public Relations expert of Denton County” was exercising his creativity by designing internet graphics phrenologically comparing the late Charlton Ogburn, Jr., to Chico Marx, I was corresponding with the Folger’s chief manuscript curator Heather Wolfe, PhD, about the “signature” on the title page of the library’s second copy of William Lambardes’ Archaionomia.

At the same time, in a move that reminds me of the military genius of the late Colonel George Custer, Oxfraud Facebook admins decided to promote the Archaionomia title page into the new banner for their discussion group. (more…)

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In "From Crackpot to Mainstream"Keir Cutler, PhD, takes down the recent Shakespeare Beyond Doubt (OUP, 2013)

Criticism of Cutler's "Is Shakespeare Dead?": "A magnificently witty performance!" (Winnipeg Sun). "Highly entertaining and engrossing!" (EYE Weekly). "Is Shakespeare Dead? marshals startling facts into an elegant and often tenacious argument that floats on a current of delicious irony" (Montreal Gazette).