Posted By on November 29, 2009

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.

Of course, since we don’t believe in censorship and bullying here, and we’re interested in a lot of different subjects — being, as it were, on an intellectual adventure of our lives — you’ll find a lot of extras here.

For example, 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”/LENR energy production, hailed by Gerald Celente and many others as a new industrial revolution “in statu nascendi.” page. For more information on LENR, please visit¬†or coldfusionnow!

You won’t be disappointed. For a selection of some of the very best online de Vere/Shakespeare resources, visit my links page. – Ed


Who Reads this Blog, Anyway?

Posted By on August 16, 2015

Mr. Edward Pettit, looking very literary.

Mr. Edward Pettit, looking very literary.

By now nearly everyone except me who reads this blog has probably forgotten the Saga of Edward Pettit, the Philadelphia literary entrepreneur with whom I had a falling out over his proposed authorship “debate” in September 2011. Petitt is a Philadelphia legend among the literary folk for his work promoting Charles Dickens, but alas when it comes to Shakespeare, Petitt is as lost, believe it or not, as Stephen Greenblatt or James Shapiro. I know, that’s hard to believe, but read my blog entry, and you will see. (more…)

A Day in the Park

Posted By on June 12, 2015


Click on the Link for the rest of the strip.


This “Day in the Park” comic strip, by Kostas Kiriakakis, is one of the greatest things I’ve ever read, truly a lesson on life disguised as a comic strip. You can read more of Mr. Kiriakakis’s work here.


Three New Discoveries

Posted By on June 8, 2015

Although this excerpt of my 1993 GTE documentary interview on on the de Vere Bible has been online for over a year now, I didn’t see it until now.

John Mucci, who posted the video, was one of the original producers of the GTE authorship program, and I am grateful for his making this resource available. Don’t forget to “like” or comment on Youtube:


Treasures from My Files

Posted By on March 19, 2015

CharlotteArmstrongSome years ago I read, in one of the earliest issues of the Shakespeare Oxford Society Newsletter, a curious article reporting on a purported cryptographic “solution” to Ben Jonson’s well known first folio epigram, written to accompany the 1623 First Folio Droeshout engraving of “Shakespeare.” Over the years I remembered being impressed by the article, which I probably first read around 2003, but was never able to relocate it until today when I finally got serious about the search.

I must say those old SOS newsletters are pack full of the most incredible gems — and this, I think, is one of them.

There is no better way to tell this story than through what traditional scholars call “documentary” evidence. So here is your document: (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).