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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 of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship as he and his fellow Oxfordians set out to answer all of those questions and many more on ...
 
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Steven finally welcomes international guest and current president of the DeVere Society, Alexander Waugh, to the series to discuss Waugh's work with cryptology, the famous Elizabethan mystic, astrologer, and cryptologist, John Dee, and Dee's connection to the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Mes…
 
Steven is flying solo this week to share his personal progression as an Oxfordian, from his first introduction to the Shakespeare Authorship Question as teenager, to his progression as a proponent of the belief that the secret to the mystery lies in the question of the succession of the English throne. He touches on his personal milestones, the boo…
 
Dorothea Dickerman returns as Steven’s guest to discuss why the 3649 lines of poetry in "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece" are well worth the read for Quillers on the trail of the Shakespeare authorship mystery. Dorothea uses her background as a lawyer to delve into Tudor law, politics, and first and third party historical documents to ex…
 
Virginia Tech English Professor Shelly Maycock joins Steven to discuss the history and importance of the popular ShakesVere Facebook Group. Together, they explore how Shelly became the principal moderator of the Group Page, the rules of the Page, how it functions as a forum for authorship skeptics, and the great user-generated content that regularl…
 
Steven welcomes Mark Andre Alexander, organizational management and development expert, 35-year Oxfordian, and curator of the Shakespeare Authorship Sourcebook to the program to discuss the contents of the popular site and its importance to understanding thee works of Shakespeare. www.sourcetext.com Support the show by picking up official Don't Qui…
 
Steven welcomes Kevin Gilvary, president of the De Vere Society in the UK, and editor of the masterful book, "Dating Shakespeare's Plays," to discuss the contents of the book, the processes used in compiling accurate date ranges for the works of Shakespeare, and discrepancies in orthodox dating. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill t…
 
Steven welcomes Emmy Award-winning composer and Shakespeare Authorship educator, Daniel Steven Crafts, to discuss his creation of Gonzo Opera and the class he teaches on the Shakespeare Authorship Question for the University of New Mexico extension program. Daniel also talks about a new book project he is putting together with a collection of ad ho…
 
Steven welcomes Bonner Miller Cutting, author of "Necessary Mischief," back to the series to discuss her interpretation of the most glowing dedication of "Venus and Adonis" to the 3rd Earl of Southampton. Together they explore the implications the epic poem and its famous dedication could have had at the time of its publishing and the appearance of…
 
Steven unravels the clues the playwright has embedded in the text to inform actors how to deliver his lines and understand his characters and suspects these clues prove the author was also a skilled director. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Presented by the Shakespeare Oxf…
 
Steven welcomes Dublin-based lawyer, Rosemary O'Loughlin, to the series to discuss her discovery of what she believes are Oxfordian allusions contained within Irish playwright Brian Friel's play, "Translations." Rosemary is also the winner of the 2019 "Who Wrote Shakespeare?" Video Contest, as well as one of the social media managers of the De Vere…
 
Steven welcomes John Brooks to the series. Brooks is the host of the podcast, "Hard To Believe," and a Connecticut prep school religious studies teacher. Steven calls upon John's expertise in world religions to examine why Stratfordians cling so tightly to the Stratford narrative. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger me…
 
All the way from the Turks and Caicos Islands, Steven talks with international listener, Clare Jaget (aka Quiller Clare), about how she became an Oxfordian, discovered our show, and what it was like to arrange a gathering of friends to hear a presentation on the Shakespeare Authorship Question. It was indeed a dinner party to remember. Support the …
 
Steven welcomes back his most popular guest of 2020, researcher and author Katherine Chiljan, to discuss how the man from Stratford became a convenient cover for the works of Shakespeare. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Presented by the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship. Learn…
 
Steven speaks with investigative journalist Michael Blanding about his new book exploring the research of Dennis McCarthy who points to Sir Thomas North as an undiscovered source of Shakespearean writings. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Presented by the Shakespeare Oxford…
 
Steven welcomes Dr. Earl Showerman back to the program to discuss the many mysterious aspects of the providence of Troilus and Cressida and the many autobiographical aspects of the play which tie it so strongly to the life of Edward de Vere, thus helping to solve many of its mysteries. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messeng…
 
Steven welcomes his wife, actress Annie Sabel, back to the program to discuss some of their favorite Shakespearean film adaptations, and some of the stinkers they can't bear to watch. From Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, to Baz Lurman's Romeo & Juliet, Laurence Fishburne as Othello, to Josh Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing and more. Find out which films g…
 
Steven welcomes author Robert Boog to the program to discuss his work, "Shakey's Madness," which explores evidence in the works of Shakespeare and the life of Edward de Vere suggesting he may have suffered from a mental disorder. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Presented b…
 
Steven welcomes back Dr. Earl Showerman to discuss the line-up for the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship's April 10 online virtual symposium, featuring an international cast of scholars, presentations, and panel discussions. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Presented by the Sha…
 
Steven welcomes William Boyle, retired librarian and founder of the New England Shakespeare Oxford Library, to discuss his 40-year history with Oxfordianism and why the controversial Prince Tudor theory of Shakespeare authorship continues to intrigue many who are interested in the Shakespeare Authorship Question and its history dating back to the 1…
 
Steven welcomes back Dorothea Dickerman to discuss the major romantic relationships in Edward de Vere's life, how they are reflected in the Shakespeare canon, and how they shaped the early feminism found in the works. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Presented by the Shakes…
 
Steven welcomes back second generation Oxfordian Bonner Miller Cutting to explore the tenth chapter in Bonner's book, "Necessary Mischief," covering her research into theories that Queen Elizabeth may have had an illegitimate child in secret. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.co…
 
It is the two year anniversary of Don't Quill the Messenger! Steven welcomes back actor, filmmaker, and producer of the show Jake Lloyd Bacon to read listener emails and reviews and take a look back at year two before looking ahead to year 3! Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.co…
 
In this episode, host Steven Sabel takes a suggestion from a listener and uses it to tackle the troublesome, so-called "problem" plays of the Bard's canon. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Presented by the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship. Learn more at www.shakespeareoxfordfe…
 
Steven welcomes Hank Whittemore back to the show for the second of back-to-back episodes exploring further entries in Whittemore's book, "100 Reasons Shake-Speare Was The Earl of Oxford." In this episode they discuss reasons #53, #61, #69, #85, and #99, touching on topics such as Oxford and Southampton, astronomy, royal suitors, truth, and daughter…
 
Steven welcomes Hank Whittemore back to the show for the first of a two-part series of episodes exploring further entries in Whittemore's book, "100 Reasons Shake-Speare Was The Earl of Oxford." In this episode, they discuss reasons #3, #14, #23, #30, and #46, touching on topics such as stage directing, "Beowulf," falconry, poetry, and commedia del…
 
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