Contents

1. SHAKSPERE OR SHAKESPEARE?

1.1. Shakspere versus Shakespeare
1.2. List of non-literary references 1564-1616
1.2.1. List of theatrical references 1595-1616
1.3. List of literary references
1.4. Summary
1.5. Shakspere's Handwriting and the Booke of Sir Thomas More
1.6. Is Shakespeare dead? by Mark Twain

2. IS SHAKE-SPEARE A PSEUDONYM?

3. TREASURE TEXTS. SHAKESPEARE IDENTIFIED

Introduction

3.1. Harvey-Nashe
3.1. The Players
3.1.1. Harvey, Gratulationes Valdinenses, 1578
3.1.2. Harvey, Three proper and wittie familiar Letters, 1580
3.1.3. Lyly, Pappe with an hatchet, 1589
3.1.4. Harvey, Foure Letters and certaine Sonnets, 1592
3.1.5. Nashe, Strange Newes, 1593
3.1.6. Harvey, Pierces Supererogation, 1593
3.1.7. Harvey, A New Letter, 1593
3.1.7.1. Ox, Old Ass, Gentlewoman
3.1.8. Peele, The Old Wives Tale, 1595
3.1.9. Shakespeare, Loves Labors lost, ed. 1598
3.1.10. Nashe, Have with You to Saffron Walden, 1596

3.2. Gascoigne – Willobie
3.2.1. George Gascoigne, Ferenda Natura, 1573-75
3.2.2. Willobie his AVISA, 1594
3.2.2.1. References
3.2.3. Penelopes Complaint – Willobies Apology, 1596
3.2.4. Brazil, Angellic Science
3.2.5. Willobie his AVISA, original version

3.3. Munday – Shakespeare
3.3.1. Fiorentino, Il Pecorone
3.3.2. The Jewe - The Merchant of Venice
3.3.3. Munday, Mirrour of Mutabilitie
3.3.4. Munday, Zelauto
3.3.4.1. Pecorone - Merchant - Zelauto

 

3.4. Spenser - Edwards
3.4.1. The Shepheardes Calender
3.4.2. The Faery Queene
3.4.3. The Teares of the Muses
3.4.4. Edwards, Adon
3.4.5. Colin Clouts Come Home Again
3.5. Greene-Chettle
3.5.1. Summary
3.5.2. Greene, Menaphon, 1589
3.5.3. Chettle, Greenes Groatsworth of Wit, 1592
3.5.4. Chettle, Englands Mourning Garment, 1603
3.6. Hall – Marston – Parnassus – Hereford
3.6.1. Hall, Virgidemiarum, 1597
3.6.2. Marston, Metamorphosis, Scourge, 1598
3.6.3. Anonymous, The Returne from Parnassus I & II, 1599 & 1601
3.6.4. Davies of Hereford, Epigramm, 1610
3.7. Sir Thomas Smythes voiage
3.8. List of contemporary witnesses

4. EDWARD DE VERE, EARL OF OXFORD, 1550-1604

4.1. Biography I
4.2. Biography II
4.3. Sources relating to the journeys through France and Italy
4.3.1. Measure for Measure
4.3.2. A marginal observation
4.4. B. M. Ward
4.4.1. Preface and Contents
4.4.2. Book the first
4.4.3. Book the second
4.4.4. Book the third
4.4.5. Appendices

5. Works

5.0. Introduction, including A Poetic Cryptogram
5.0.1. Gascoigne - Oxford, a comparison
5.1. The Adventures of Master F. I. (1573)
5.2. The Poems (Index and Sources)
5.2.1. Poems 1 - 63 (1572 - 1575)
5.2.2. Poems 64 - 78 (1576)
5.2.3. Poems 79 - 100 (1576 - 1591)
5.2.4. Poems 101 - 109 (1575 - 1591)
5.3. Letters and Interrogatories (1563 - 1586)
5.4. Poetical Manuscripts

6. BEN JONSON’S FORGERY

6.1. Quotations
6.2. The Never Writer to the Ever Reader (1609)
6.3. To the memory of Mr. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

7. RESEARCH FOR SHAKE-SPEARE

7.1. Research for Shake-speare
7.2. History in Documents. Chronology
7.2.1. Oxford and the ships for Spain, 1573-74
7.2.1.1. Letters Lane–Guaras. Original versions
7.2.2. George Gascoigne, The Fruites of War
7.2.3. Oxford in Flanders July 1574
7.2.4. Oxford and the Pirates, April 1576
7.2.5. Oxford and France, 1575-79
7.2.6. Oxford's accusation, 1580-1582
7.3. Oxford's Library
7.4. The Geneva Bible

8. PORTRAITS

8.1. The Welbeck Portrait
8.2. Droeshout
8.3. Ashbourne
8.4. The Lost Portrait
8.5. Portrait John de Vere
8.6. Heny Wriothesley
8.7. The Mystery Painting

9. RELATIONSHIP

9.1. Was the Earl of Oxford the son of Queen Elizabeth?
9.2. Was the Earl of Oxford Queen Elizabeth’s lover?
9.3. Was the Earl of Southampton the son of Oxford?
9.4. Was Queen Elizabeth a virgin?

10. CHRONOLOGY

10.1. Dates of several works
10.1.1. The Merchant of Venice (by Martin Peake)
10.1.2. Love’s Labours Lost
10.1.3. Hamlet
10.1.4. Henry the Fourth
10.1.5. Merry Wives of Windsor
10.2. The Date of SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS
10.2.1. Tables I-VIII