. . . though the Society welcomes all who have an interest in what is known as the “Shakespeare Authorship Question”, it seeks to maintain rigorous academic quality and avoid the illogical, unfounded speculation that afflicts some aspects of Shakespeare scholarship.In particular, the Society considers that the following items do not meet those standards, have no validity, and are irrelevant to the question of the real Shakespeare’s identity.Sources:
- The part of the film “Anonymous” which tries to link the Shakespeare Authorship Question with the possibility that Queen Elizabeth had one or more adulterous relationships that resulted in the birth of Edward de Vere and/or the Third Earl of Southampton,
- Publications which, in denial of logic and evidence, propagate such notions,
- Publications, including this film, that appear to base the concept of Edward de Vere being the writer Shakespeare on such notions.
Nina Green's Phaeton: http://www.oxford-shakespeare.com/documents.html
Gary Goldstein, Managing Editor of Brief Chronicles: http://www.briefchronicles.com/ojs/index.php/bc/index.php
The De Vere Society: http://www.deveresociety.co.uk