Welcome to Oxfraud
A list of 100 reasons why The 17th Earl of Oxford did not write, contribute to or have any connection with the work of William Shakespeare.
The most important questions in what has become known, to a very small audience of very irritated scholars as 'The Shakespeare Authorship Quotation."
Small but relevant ripples in the pond cast by Will's contemporaries and other historical figures.
Our opinions on the very short list of worthwhile SAQ books along with the some of the famous but still worthless efforts of the doubters.
Our very own pedagogical efforts at steering people clear of cant and nonsense.
There are lots of alternative candidates. 70 at the last count. Most of them better than the Earl of Oxford.
Deleted scenes and other matters arising from the film of the theory.
We reply to your letters about dealing with pareidolia and other dinner table excrescences which can spoil your evening.
Quote mining You can now search the plays and articles independently with our new Advanced Search Feature which appears on every Search Results Page.
A superb new archive of Shakespeare online is being built here.
"It is a persistent, uninterrupted activity that constitutes the superior mind. The object to which this activity is directed is a matter of subordinate importance; it has no essential bearing on the superiority in question, but only on the individual who possesses it. All that education can do is to determine the direction which this activity shall take;and that is the reason why a man's nature is so much more important than his education. For education is to natural faculty what a wax nose is to a real one; or what the moon and the planets are to the sun. In virtue of his education a man says, not what he thinks himself, but what others have thoughtand he has learned as a matter of training; and what he does is not what he wants, but what he has been accustomed to do."