“Secret Evidence” of Who Wrote the Shakespeare Canon — from William J. Ray

Here’s a video from friend and colleague William J. Ray of Willits, California — a poet and man of nature and peace and wisdom who also shares the love of Shakespeare and the search for truth about the authorship and its meaning for us. Bill has labored well and long in the way of scholarship and writing on the subject of Edward de Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford; and here he shares some interesting discoveries, speaking without notes and winding up with some poignant comments — for the young folks, the next generations — about the necessity of truth and justice for the man who wrote the greatest body of poems and plays in the English language:

The Secret Evidence of Who Wrote the Shakespeare Canon from Willits Community Television Inc on Vimeo.

“A Sonnet for the Sonnet-Maker, E.O.” – by Theresa Rodriguez

Here’s another beautiful tribute to Edward de Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford (“E.O.”), the true author of the Shakespeare works, from Jesus and Eros: Sonnets, Poems and Songs by Theresa Rodriguez:

A Sonnet for the Sonnet-Maker, E.O.

You know the beats and rhythms, the iamb
Which pulses like a crippled-legged walk;
You, with the force of one who said, “I am
That I am,” in iambs you will talk
Of truth and beauty, pain and sorrow, all
And nothing, touching Heaven and Hell
In what you speak and say, what will recall
The void in the beginning, and will tell
Of voided end, where “Never” ever cries,
And crowns pass to the undeserving fools
And great men metamorphose into lies,
And there we search and find the hidden jewels.

And there a crown you bear the better part,
In five-beat lines you tell us of your heart.

Theresa Rodriguez


See Theresa’s other sonnet for Oxford posted on this blogsite…

Shakespearean Authorship Trust Conference to be held on November 23rd: “The French Connection”

The Shakespearean Authorship Trust, in collaboration with Brunel University, presents:

Shakespeare — The French Connection: How French personalities, topographies and topicalities haunt the plays

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The conference this year will look at French references and historical characters in Shakespeare’s plays, including Love’s Labours Lost, Alls Well That Ends Well, Macbeth, Measure For Measure, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V …

Key scenes will be performed by leading Shakespearean actors

Actors: Richard Clifford, Derek Jacobi, Annabel Leventon, Mark Rylance, Angus Wright

Presenters: Ros Barber, Julia Cleave, Emma Jolly, Bill Leahy

Date: Sunday 23 November 2014

Time: 11:00 – 18:00 (Tea and coffee available from 10:30)

Venue: Shakespeare’s Globe, Bankside, London, SE1.

Tickets: £40 (including tea and coffee)
Booking: Shakespeare’s Globe Box Office: Tel: 020 7401 9919
Booking opens: 15 October