Certain Convocations

· 24 November 2019 ·
[Hello Redditors, and a worthwhile new post/video]

Amid today’s inundation of new visitors arriving to check out Henry IV and the Holy Grail after the post was linked on r/todayilearned, I’ve been scrambling to get my eponymous pudding off of the front page. Not that anything is wrong with the post (nor with the pudding, which is delicious), but as far as Shakespeare Authorship goes it isn’t terribly on point. My blogging time is at a premium right now and none of my in-progress posts are ready, but the following extempore topic will do nicely. I’m happy to have the opportunity to bring it up.

One of the presentations at the recently-held annual conference of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship was made by Stephanie Hopkins Hughes, an independent Oxfordian scholar whose fine work is always, always on point. Her presentation was entitled

Why is it taking so long for the Academy to deal with the Authorship Question?

Why indeed.

Stephanie has posted the presentation’s text on her blog, politicworm. Here’s the direct link. If you prefer watching to reading, Bob’s your uncle. (That’s a Cecil joke. It should make sense after the video.)

My thanks to the SOF for recording and posting the video, and of course to Stephanie.