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Don't Quill the Messenger : Shakespeare Authorship Explored

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Was the name signed to the world's most famous plays and poems a pseudonym? Was the man from Stratford that history attributed the work to even capable of writing them? Who was Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, and is there any chance he was the actual author of those legendary works? Who WAS the writer behind the pen name "William Shakespeare?" Join Steven Sabel as he and his fellow Oxfordians set out to answer all of those questions and many more on Don't Quill the Messenger!


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4.7 out of 5 stars from 77 ratings
  • Informative, instructive accessible!!

    This is a wonderful podcast and worth checking out! The authorship of the works of Shakespeare is a fascinating topic and this podcast really makes the material accessible to the experts and newbies alike.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States4 months ago
  • Fledgling Oxfordian here

    Wow! My latest favorite episode is now Author and Director! Thank you Steven, it was nothing short of thrilling! The latest episode with Dorothea Dickerman about the women in Oxford’s life, and where they appear in his poems and plays was fabulous! Lots about his biography too! I got started on this topic by reading Sheakespeare by Another Name, by Mark Anderson, and have been fascinated ever since. A great detective story by scholars using their research on literature, history, and theatre, to ... more

    Apple Podcasts
    Quel the belle
    United States5 months ago
  • Gives my something to think about

    While I’m a Stratfordian (at this moment) I do enjoy listening to this podcast. I may not agree with them, but I enjoy listening to what they have to say. It really gives me something to think about. I have always taught my daughter that even if you don’t agree with someone, you should listen to what they have to say (as long as they are logical and aren’t hateful racists and bigots). I wanted to practice what I preached by listening to this podcast. I really enjoy the different guests and the... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States6 months ago
  • For the Love of Shakespeare

    Dorothea Dickerman’s explanation of the Shakespeare canon through the eyes eyes of De Verve’s lovers and wives explains so much about the canon to me that had previously been unclear. Excellent historical research. Brava!

    Apple Podcasts
    Aubrey de Vere
    United States7 months ago
  • Richard Burton in Hamlet, filmed live production from New York, 1964. Burton's performance is definitely worthy of mention when taking about best Hamlets ever.

    Tarquinius Priscus
    9 months ago

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