This is just a brief summary of some of the magnificent lectures our members have given on a wide variety of subjects related to the Authorship Question throughout the history of our organization, as well as a few links to lecture notes and significant papers written on the topic of the Authorship Question.

From this list you can begin to see the depth of experience and insight they bring to this inquiry as academics, theatrical professionals and, independent scholars. As time goes by, we will add additional information here, so stay tuned!


    PAST LECTURES FOR 2011-2012

    “The Patronage of the Countess of Derby & the Stanley Co-Heiresses” - Dr. Vanessa Wilkie
    “Shakespeare's Ghostly Tragedies” - Dr. Earl Showerman
    “Music in Elizabethan England” - Sally Mosher & Sylvia Crowley Holmes
    “Eternal Numbers: Shakespeare Sonnets Refigured” - Marty Hyatt
    “Sleuthing Shakespeare and the Masons” - Helen H. Gordon


    LECTURE HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE ROUNDTABLE (1985 – 2010)

   
    Ib Melchior — The Tombstone Cipher

   
    D. Claudia Thompson & Bruce E. R. Thompson — "Shakespeare on the Orient Express" (Read Lecture Notes)

   
    Bonner Miller Cutting — Lady Anne Clifford & the Appleby Triptych
    "A Countess Transformed: How Lady Susan Vere Became Lady Anne Clifford" (Read Lecture Notes)

   
    Sally Mosher — Power & Politics of Jewels in the Age of Shakespeare Harpsichord and Music of the Tudor Courts
    "English Music in the 16th Century: Court & Countryside" (Read Lecture Notes)

   
    Earl Showerman — "Shakespeare's Much Ado's: Alcestis, Hercules, & Love's Labour's Wonne" (Read Lecture Notes)
    "Shakespeare's Greater Greek: Macbeth and Aeschylus' Oresteia"(Read Lecture Notes)

   
    Louis Ule — The Shakespeare Apocrypha

   
    Irvin Leigh Matus — Shakespeare in Fact—the Stratford Man

   
    Peter Dawkins — The Shakespeare Spear Shakers — Franchis Bacon and his Pens

   
    Dr. Steve Sohmer — Julius Caesar & Julian Calendar

   
    Hank Whittemore — The Monumental Story of the Sonnets

   
    Professor Stephan May — The Courtier Poets: Dyer, Essex, deVere

   
    Robin Williams — Sweet Swan of Avon: Did a Woman Write Shakespeare? (re: Mary Sidney)

   
    Professor Gary Taylor — The First Folio & Booksellers

   
    Mark Rylance — Backstage discussion on Measure for Measure

   
    Tom & Jean Seehof — Undressing Shakespeare (Elizabethan dress)

   
    Roger Stritmatter — Shakespeare and de Vere’s Geneva Bible
    "'O Brave New World': The Tempest & Peter Martyr's De Orbe Novo" [Strittmatter & Kositsky] (Read Lecture Notes)

   
    Charles Marowitz — Recycling Shakespeare for the Contemporary Theater

   
    Elliot Baker — In Defense of Delia Bacon

   
    Susan Naulty — Edward de Vere Documents at the Huntington Library

   
    Charles Beauclerk — The Earl of Buford - Why the 17th Earl of Oxford is the Real Shakespeare
    "The Psychology of King Lear"(Read Lecture Notes)

   
    Diana Price — Elizabethan Men of Letters - Is Shakespeare the Odd Man Out?

   
    Professor Alan Nelson — Cambridge and Oxford, University Wits

   
    Richard Paul Roe — Shakespeare’s Italian Itinerary

   
    Ruth Loyd Miller — William Cecil and Royal Wardship

   
    Dr. Rima Greenhill — From Russia with Love –Diplomacy in Love’s Labour’s Lost

   
    Alisa Beaton — “The Geometry of Shakespeare’s Plays

   
    Terry Ross — Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst—the Other Earl as Shakespeare

   
    Professor Ward Elliott — Claremont Computer Clinic: Stylometric Studies

   
    Alex Ayres — "Wit & Wisdom of Shakespeare—aka Marlowe" (Read Lecture Notes)

   
    Betty Talvacchia (Getty Center) — Giulio Romano—Shakespeare’s Sculptor

   
    Julia Jones — "The Brave New World of Giordano Bruno" (Read Lecture Notes)

   
    Jane Roe — Life of John Lyly

   
    Louis Fantasia — Reconstructing the Globe with Sam Wanamaker

   
    Sabrina Feldman — "Swallow and The Crow: The Case for Sackville as Shakespeare" (Read Lecture Notes)