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Tribute to Tom Regnier

Tom Regnier, 2014 SOF Conference, Madison WI Sadly, I must take pen to paper, so to speak, and write about a great friend of all of us. As has become widely known in our community through our many social media and other outlets, Tom Regnier passed away from COVID-19 on April 14, 2020. Tom's death is a great loss for me personally, as well as for the Oxfordian world in general. In 2013, Tom Regnier was instrumental, along with John Hamill, in uniting the Shakespeare Fellowship and the Shakespeare Oxford Society into the current Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship, and served for four very productive years as its president from 2014-2018. His work as chair of the communications committee of the SOF, during that time, and continuing after he left the SOF board, has — along with many other hard working people — resulted in a great website and robust social media outreach. Tom has been, in many ways, the face of the SOF. Tom was active in doing research and publishe

Happy sesquicentennial, Mr. Looney!

In this year of his 150th birthday J. Thomas Looney has been gifted with an ebook edition of his triumphant 1920 publication, Shakespeare Identified in Edward DeVere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford . James Warren, editor of the centennial edition of Shakespeare Identified  (Veritas Publications, 2019) released his electronic version from Kindle Direct Publishing on April 5, 2020. The cost is $9. "I'm just glad the Kindle edition is live," Warren said. "It's something that had been on my to-do list for a long time." Readers can access Shakespeare Identified Kindle edition on any device by downloading the Kindle app. Learn how at "Get started with the free Kindle app" . The formatting in the Kindle edition includes features such as Kindle's Wordwise, Enhanced typesetting, Page Flip, searching, highlighting and notetaking, as well as hotlinked footnotes. Warren said a difficulty with the table of contents was resolved under consul