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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?

Join Theatrical Actor/Writer/Director and Shakespeare connoisseur Steven Sabel as he welcomes a variety of guests to explore literary history's greatest mystery… Who was the writer behind the pen name "William Shakespeare?"

Part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network.

Don't Quill the Messenger: Shakespeare Authorship Explored Dragon Wagon Radio

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    • 4.7 • 75 Ratings

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?

Join Theatrical Actor/Writer/Director and Shakespeare connoisseur Steven Sabel as he welcomes a variety of guests to explore literary history's greatest mystery… Who was the writer behind the pen name "William Shakespeare?"

Part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network.

    Hatfield House Huddle

    Hatfield House Huddle

    Steven welcomes De Vere Society committee member and events manager Yvonne Cheal to discuss the DVS autumn meeting to be held Oct. 22, 2022, at The Old Palace, Hatfield House. Yvonne shares details about the event and the full itinerary of presentations surrounding the theme of "Shakespeare and the Cecils."
    Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com and becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger 
    Made possible by Patrons: Alacrates, Annie Fields, David Neufer, David R Klausmeyer, Dean Bradley, Edward Henke, Ethan Kaye, Frank Lawler, Heidi Jannsch, James Gutierrez, James Maiewski, Jen S, Joan Bray, John Creider, John Eddings, Jon Foss, Jonathan Batailes, Mary Jo Noce, Medical History Tour, Michelle Maycock, Roger Stritmatter, Rosemary O'Loughlin, Sandi Boney, Sandi Paulus, Sara Gerard, Sheila Kethley, Tim Norman, Tim Price, Vanessa Lops
    Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Dot on the Exclamation Point

    The Dot on the Exclamation Point

    Steven welcomes back one of his favorite guests, actor, writer, and Sonnet scholar Hank Whittemore, to discuss one of Shakespeare's nearly forgotten poems and its importance to solving the Shakespeare Authorship Mystery. Does "The Phoenix and The Turtle" serve as the dot on the exclamation point that is the 154 Sonnets? Listen in to find out what Hank and Steven have explored.
    Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com and becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger 
    Made possible by Patrons: Annie Fields, David Neufer, David R Klausmeyer, Dean Bradley, Edward Henke, Ethan Kaye, Frank Lawler, Heidi Jannsch, James Gutierrez, James Maiewski, Jen S, Joan Bray, John Creider, John Eddings, Jon Foss, Jonathan Batailes, Mark Alexander, Mary Jo Noce, Medical History Tour, Michelle Maycock, Roger Stritmatter, Rosemary O'Loughlin, Sandi Boney, Sandi Paulus, Sara Gerard, Sheila Kethley, Tim Norman, Tim Price, Vanessa Lops
    Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Special SOF Election Episode

    Special SOF Election Episode

    A between-episodes SOF Special to update those who are interested in the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship about the state of things regarding the SOF and its coming election.
    Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com and becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger 
    Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

    • 40 min
    A Rose By Any Other Name

    A Rose By Any Other Name

    Steven welcomes back Rosemary Loughlin to discuss her new one-woman show about her personal journey with the Shakespeare Authorship Question as she readies the play for its world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
    Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com and becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger 
    Made possible by Patrons: Annie Fields, David Neufer, David R Klausmeyer, Dean Bradley, Edward Henke, Ethan Kaye, Frank Lawler, Heidi Jannsch, James Gutierrez, James Maiewski, Jen S, Joan Bray, John Creider, John Eddings, Jon Foss, Jonathan Batailes, Mark Alexander, Mary Jo Noce, Medical History Tour, Michelle Maycock, Roger Stritmatter, Rosemary O'Loughlin, Sandi Boney, Sara Gerard, Sheila Kethley, Tim Norman, Tim Price, Vanessa Lops
    Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Mystical Themes

    Mystical Themes

    Steven welcomes Hollywood filmmaker, Blair Murphy, to discuss Murphy's discovery of the Shakespeare Authorship Question and how it completely changed the direction of his latest film project. Murphy co-owner of http://www.grandmidwayhotel.com/ shares his own unique insight into some mystical themes he says lurk within specific works of the Bard, and provides some teasers about his new film to be released later this year.
    Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com and becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger 
    Made possible by Patrons: Annie Fields, David Neufer, David R Klausmeyer, Dean Bradley, Edward Henke, Ethan Kaye, Frank Lawler, Heidi Jannsch, James Gutierrez, James Maiewski, Jen S, Joan Bray, John Creider, John Eddings, Jon Foss, Jonathan Batailes, Mark Alexander, Mary Jo Noce, Medical History Tour, Michelle Maycock, Rosemary O'Loughlin, Sara Gerard, Sheila Kethley, Tim Norman, Vanessa Filippi
    Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Architectural Deconstruction

    Architectural Deconstruction

    Host Steven Sabel welcomes world-renowned architect and mathematician Luis Sousa all the way from his native Portugal to discuss his independent research, his specific industry-based methodology of study, and the unique perspective he brings to the study of Shakespeare from a Latin-based, Mediterranean background.
    Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com and becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger 
    Made possible by Patrons: Annie Fields, David Neufer, David R Klausmeyer, Dean Bradley, Edward Henke, Ethan Kaye, Frank Lawler, Heidi Jannsch, James Gutierrez, James Maiewski, Jen S, Joan Bray, John Creider, John Eddings, Jon Foss, Jonathan Batailes, Mark Alexander, Mary Jo Noce, Medical History Tour, Michelle Maycock, Rosemary O'Loughlin, Sara Gerard, Sheila Kethley, Tim Norman, Vanessa Filippi
    Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

    • 2 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Rich Wood - Colorado Springs ,

Highly Informative and Entertaining

Don’t Quill The Messenger is a highly informative, entertaining and ongoing conversation about a truly fascinating historical and literary mystery. I look forward to every episode.

Quel the belle ,

Fledgling Oxfordian here

Always new and fascinating interviews. The 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 expose the great author.

sara m gerard ,

Wonderful podcast

I am thrilled to find this podcast as I have been immersed in the Shakespeare Authorship question for a couple of years With a UK degree in Comparative Literature which focused on the central force of translations in Renaissance Literature and how translations of the Italian sonnet galvanized the English language and the age this theory breathes life and sense into this flowering of British drama. As a clinical psychologist the childhood of Edward de Vere resonates perfectly with the author that shine out from the work.
Finally I whole heartedly agree that this podcast is such a balm for these difficult and unsettled times we are confronted with in America and Europe.

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