"True Shakespeare" Believers Descend Upon Ashland
The world would indeed be a different place if our region's top professional theater were called "The Oregon de Vere Festival." Who? Exactly.
But a surprising number of people insist that "William Shakespeare" was either not a real guy, or not the guy who wrote all those plays.
The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship points to evidence that indicates Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, is the true author.
The Oxfordians invade Ashland this weekend (September 24-27) for their annual conference.
Scholars Ros Barber, Kevin Gilvary, and Alexander Waugh spend the hour laying out the case that Oxford was the true Shakespeare.