Returning guest Bonner Miller Cutting joins Steven to discuss her new book, "Necessary Mischief," with chapters on the Earl of Oxford's thousand pound annuity, censorship, torture, and punishment of writers in Elizabethan England, and much more!
Steven welcomes Clark State College theatre professor Theresa Lauricella to discuss the results of her raising the Shakespeare Authorship Question to students and colleagues on a community college campus.
**Minor correction from today’s episode - Theresa misspoke when mentioning Constant Pilgrim - the title she was thinking of was A Lover's Complaint!
Actor, producer, director, and writer Ted Lange talks with Steven about the voyage from television starring in the iconic "Love Boat" to training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to becoming the first African American actor to portray Othello on film.
Literature professor, Michael Delahoyde of Washington State University joins Steven to discuss Edward de Vere's trail through Italy. Michael has spent the last five summers delving deep into the archives of the Italian cities where the Earl of Oxford spent his time, and the details are fascinating!
Steven welcomes Actor/Writer/Filmmaker and the producer of the show, Jake Lloyd onto the podcast to talk about the nature of the Shakespeare authorship conversation and the social habits the conversation tends to trigger. They read and respond to some listener emails and tweets as well as share their feelings and experiences when discussing Shakespeare authorship.
Steven welcomes actors Hilary Weintraub & Alex Wendel into the studio! Hilary and Alex aren't just any actors, though - they've both been in Shakespeare plays that Steven himself directed! What's it like being an actor for an authorship enthusiast director? How does it affect an actor's process or performance? All those questions will be answered and many many more!
Returning guest and accomplished writer Hank Whittemore talks with Steven about his popular book "100 Reasons Shake-speare was the Earl of Oxford." The two discuss how the book came into existence on Hank's blog as well as a dive into a few select "reasons."
Returning guest Don Rubin, professor of theatre at York University, Toronto talks with Steven about the special issue of Critical Stages produced by the International Association of Theatre Critics, focused on the "Question That Won't Go Away."
Special guest host and international educator, Patricia Carrelli, puts Steven in the hot seat, and asks him about what it is like to direct Shakespeare plays from an Oxfordian position! How does knowledge of the details of Edward de Vere's life that are so deeply reflected in the plays effect the way he directs and works with his actors?
Returning guest Dr. Roger Stritmatter talks with Steven about the new book: "The Poems of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford...and the Shakespeare Question Volume I: He that Takes the Pain to Pen the Book"
Steven welcomes back guests, historical researcher Julie Sandys Bianchi and her son, host of the popular podcast Mythunderstood, Paul Bianchi, to discuss images, references, and allusions to playing cards and Tarot within and surrounding the works of Shakespeare.
Returning guest Cheryl Eagan-Donovan sits down with Roger Stritmatter and Charles Boynton to talk all about sex! Specifically how much sex is alluded to within the 154 Shakespeare Sonnets and what it tells us about their author.
John Shahan of the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition joins Steven to discuss the famous Declaration of Reasonable Doubt, "Shakespeare Beyond Doubt?" and building scrutiny of the obfuscation perpetuated by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Learn more at doubtaboutwill.org
Guests Julie Sandys Bianchi, Robert Meyers, and Hank Whittemore discuss the historical implications of the misidentification of the true author of the Shakespearean canon.
Steven welcomes Actor/Filmmaker Jake Lloyd and Writer/Poet Alexandra Hoey from fellow DWR podcast, Dungeons and Dragon Wagon into the studio on behalf of YOU the listener! Specifically the listener who may be completely new to the Shakespeare Authorship Question (S.A.Q.). Jake and Alexandra pick Steven's brain as true newcomers to the authorship mystery in a casually fun, insightful, and extra long conversation on this week's Don't Quill the Messenger!
Documentary Filmmaker Cheryl Eagan-Donovan joins Steven to discuss her new documentary film, "Nothing Truer Than Truth," covering aspects of the life of Edward de Vere, and his well-documented visit to Italy in 1575.
Master Scholar Earl Showerman, Theater Professor Theresa Lauricella, and Greek Mythology enthusiast and host of the podcast Mythunderstood, Paul Bianchi, discuss Shakespeare's greater Greek and how the author may have had a better understanding of it then we have been led to believe. Influence of the Greek masters can be found throughout the Shakespearean canon.
We're joined by Bonner Miller Cutting and Professor Don Rubin to discuss the quirky details of the last will and testament of the man from Stratford.
We welcome back special guest Bryan Wildenthal, along with fellow legal eagles Tom Regnier and Mark Andre Alexander to discuss Shakespeare's mastery of the law.