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Congratulations to SOF on March 4, 2020 centennial celebration

James Warren presents "J. Thomas Looney and the Most Revolutionary Book in the History of Shakespeare Studies" at the Shakespeare Identified Centennial Symposium at the National Press Club, Washington DC, March 4, 2020. *** Even those who are equivocal on the topic of the Shakespeare authorship must be unequivocal in their admiration of the Oxfordian thesis progenitor, J. Thomas Looney, and must admire the great organization that honors his work, the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship . When a colleague asked if we thought the fellowship’s March 4, 2020 symposium at the National Press Club celebrating the centennial of Looney’s Shakespeare Identified   in Edward DeVere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford was worth the expenditure in time, effort, and funds, we replied enthusiastically in the affirmative. The concept of the March 4, 2020 Shakespeare Identified Centennial Symposium developed in a brainstorm session at the 2018 Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship annual conferenc

Looney Centennial Symposium Convenes in Washington, DC

Oberon Chair Richard Joyrich, MD As you will be able to read on multiple sites, the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship put on an event at the National Press Club on March 4, 2020 to celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary (to the day) of the publication of  Shakespeare Identified  by J. Thomas Looney, the book that launched the Oxfordian movement in the Shakespeare authorship inquiry. I was indeed fortunate to be among the 70 or so participants in this centennial academic symposium and would like to present my impressions of the event here. By the way, the picture of me at the podium is just to document that I was there. I was actually not one of the speakers. But I can understand how it might be confusing to anyone reading this blog. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time someone got credit for something he didn’t do just because he may have been present among others associated with the event. Yes, I am thinking of William Shakspere of Stratford. Silly Merry Wives As a p