List of notable signatories
Notable signatories: 52 verified.
|Name||Position and affiliation, or personal comment||Date signed|
|Alan K. Austin||
Producer of documentary "The Shakespeare Mystery," Frontline (PBS). Author of novels "The Adagio" and (due in 2011) "A Walking Shadow" (involving Edward DeVere)
|Prof. Babette Babich, Ph.D.||
Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University, NYC
|Mr. Samuel Blumenfeld||
Author of ten books on education in America, including "Alpha-Phonics" and "How to Tutor;" author of "The Marlowe-Shakespeare Connection" (McFarland, 2008)
|Prof. Daniel Jean Noël Bougnoux, Ph.D.||
Professor of Philosophy (ret.), Stendhal University; author of 16 books on aesthetics, literature, communication; editor, Aragon's complete works in La Pléiade
|Dr. William J. Bullock, Ph.D.||
Professor of Music Emeritus, Columbus (Georgia) State University; Executive Director, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Columbus, GA
|Ms. Sophy Burnham||
Bestselling author of 13 books and award-winning plays, with works translated into more than 20 languages, and many millions of copies sold.
|Mr. Michael William Cecil||
8th Marquess of Exeter, 17th Earl of Exeter, 18th Baron Burghley
Former Arts Critic Emeritus, Los Angeles Times; founding member of the Shakespeare Authorship Roundtable of Los Angeles.
|Mr. Thomas Jewell Coad||
Former President, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association
|Keir C. Cutler, Ph.D.||
Actor, playwright; doctorate in theatre. Adapted Mark Twain's "Is Shakespeare Dead?" Performed it across Canada, and it was televised nationally.
|Prof. Allen R. Dyer, M.D., Ph.D.||
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, DC; former chairman of departments of psychiatry at two med schools
Film Director, Producer, Writer. I have serious doubts about the Stratford man's claim to the authorship of the plays attributed to him.
|Mr. Louis Fantasia||
President, Deep Springs College. Personally, I believe Shakespeare is Shakespeare; but I welcome the discussion.
|Prof. James Fisher, M.F.A.||
Head, Department of Theatre, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University Professor of Social Theory, Rutgers University; Founder, Department of Anthropology at Rutgers; Member of the National Academy of Sciences.
|Dr. Graeme Garrard, Ph.D.||
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), Senior Lecturer, School of European Studies, Cardiff University
|Mrs. Jepke Goudsmit||
Co-director Kinetic Energy Theatre Company
|Prof. Hans Gutzmann, M.D.||
Professor of Psychiatry, Charité Berlin, Germany; President, German Society for Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
|Mr. Sebastian Harcombe||
Course Director, BA Acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London (RADA)
|Mr. Christopher L. Harris, M.F.A.||
Professor of Theatre, Willamette University; Former President, Oak Park Festival Theatre, Chicago; Meritorious Achievement Awards, Kennedy Center/ACT Festival
|Mr. Michael Heath||
Actor, author, director, producer; Artistic Director, Red Wine Cinema
|Mr. Gareth L. Howell, J.D.||
President, St David's Welsh Society, DC; former president, World Affairs Council, Cincinnati; former programs director, UN Int’l. Training Center, Torino, Italy
|Sir Derek Jacobi||
|Kevin Orlin Johnson, Ph.D.||
Religion scholar and columnist; author of several best-selling books on the Catholic religion, including "Why Do Catholics Do That?"
|Mr. Graham Jones, M.Sc.||
Co-director Kinetic Energy Theatre Company
|Ekkehart R.A. Krippendorff, Ph.D.||
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Free University of Berlin; Shakespeare scholar, author of two monographs: "Politics in Sh's Dramas" and "Sh's Comedies"
|Dr. Saladin D. Meckled-Garcia, Ph.D.||
Lecturer in Political Philosophy, Director: UCL Institute for Human Rights
President Emeritus, National Press Foundation; former reporter, "The Washington Post" (worked on Watergate investigation); twice nominated for Pulitzer Prize
Best-selling author of over 100 books, published in 120 countries and 25 languages; winner of multiple awards for journalism, feature writing and romance novels
|Dr. Mark Andrew Morris, Ph.D.||
Visiting Scholar-in-Residence, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta. As Canada's most-performed librettist, I cannot believe the Stratford man was the author.
Actor, 14 seasons with Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Founding Company Member, Shakespeare & Co.; Artistic Excellence Award from the Shakespeare Oxford Society
|Paul E. Nicholson||
Executive Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, one of the two largest theatres in the United States
|Mr. Alexander Nitzberg, M.A.||
Austrian poet and translator of literature from Russian and English into German (e.g. the complete sonnets of Edmund Spenser, works of Anna Akhmatova etc.)
|Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Ret.)||
U.S. Supreme Court Justice (Ret.)
|Mr. Mark Olshaker||
Documentary filmmaker; writer-producer of "Discovering Hamlet," novelist and nonfiction author; coauthor of "Mindhunter," other books on criminal investigation.
|Chris John Pannell, M.A.||
Author of six books of poetry, incl. “Drive,” winner of the Acorn-Plantos Peoples Poetry Prize in 2010; host of the “Lit Live” reading series, Hamilton, Ontario
|Ann Pasternak Slater, Ph.D.||
Former Fellow, St. Anne's College, Oxford; author, “Shakespeare the Director”; daughter of Eliot Slater, granddaughter of Gilbert Slater, also notable doubters
|Prof. Anthony John Pointon, Ph.D.||
Emeritus Professor; formerly Director of Research, Univ. of Portsmouth & Chairman, International Dickens Fellowship; author, "The Man Who Was Never Shakespeare"
|Dr. Luke Prodromou, Ph.D.||
MA, Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham; PhD, Applied Linguistics, U. of Nottingham; author of 20+ books; co-author of award-winning "Dealing with Difficulties."
|Michael D. Rubbo, M.A.||
Director, "Much Ado About Something," award-winning documentary on the case for Christopher Marlowe; co-winner, Hoffman prize. Former lecturer on film, Harvard.
|Prof. Don Rubin||
Editor, World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre; Former Chair, Dept. of Theatre; Former Director, Grad. Program in Theatre Studies, York University, Toronto
|Mr. Mark Rylance||
Actor; Artistic Director, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 1995-2006; Associate Artist, Royal Shakespeare Company; Chairman, The Shakespearean Authorship Trust.
|Prof. Jack M. Shuttleworth, Ph.D.||
Professor of English, Emeritus, United States Air Force Academy; long time Oxfordian; editing the Oxfordian edition of Hamlet.
|Dean Keith Simonton, Ph.D.||
Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychology, University of California at Davis; Sir Francis Galton Award for the Study of Creativity, 1996.
German theatre director (Hoffmann, Shakespeare und das Deutsche Theater im XX. Jahrhundert)
|John Paul Stevens||
Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
|Prof. Peter A. Sturrock, Ph.D.||
Emeritus Professor of Applied Physics, Stanford University; author, "AKA Shakespeare: A Scientific Approach to the Authorship Question"
|Prof. Andreas von Arnauld||
Director, Walther Schücking Institute for International Law, University of Kiel, Germany, founded in 1914
|David Rains Wallace, M.A.||
Nature writer and conservationist; author of twenty books, including “The Monkey’s Bridge” and “The Klamath Knot,” winner of numerous literary awards and honors