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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 Don't Quill the Messenger!

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

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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 Don't Quill the Messenger!

    Dating Shakespeare

    Dating Shakespeare

    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 the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com 
    Presented by the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship. Learn more at www.shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org 
    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 4 min
    Going Gonzo

    Going Gonzo

    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 hominem attacks and insults authorship skeptics have received from establishment Stratfordians.
    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.shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org 
    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 6 min
    An Honourable Dedication

    An Honourable Dedication

    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 the name "William Shakespeare" for the very first time.
    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.shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org 
    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 16 min
    Writer and Director

    Writer and Director

    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 Oxford Fellowship. Learn more at www.shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org 
    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 28 min
    Translating Irish Clues

    Translating Irish Clues

    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 Society in the United Kingdom. She and Steven also explore the importance of social media to the Shakespeare Authorship Question.
    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.shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org 
    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 22 min
    Stratfordianism as Religion

    Stratfordianism as Religion

    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 merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com 
    Presented by the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship. Learn more at www.shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org 
    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 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Quel the belle ,

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 expose the great author.

bekalee2 ,

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 conversations. It has absolutely given me something to think about. So thank you, guys. I will definitely keep listening!

Aubrey de Vere ,

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!

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