List of notable signatories
Notable signatories: 91 verified.
|Name||Position and affiliation, or personal comment||Date signed|
|Mr. Joseph Adler||
Producing Artistic Director, GableStage; winner of numerous awards for theatre & film directing, including a Clio and eleven Carbonell Awards for Best Director
|Prof. Peter Atterton, Ph.D.||
Professor of Philosophy, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Letters, San Diego State University; PhD from University of Essex; extensive work on Emmanuel Levinas
|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
|James M. Bennett, M.B.A.||
BFA in Theater; former artistic director, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Southern Utah; son of former U.S. Senator Robert Bennett (who first made me an Oxfordian)
|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
|Joan Bray, M.Ed.||
Member, Missouri Senate 2003-2010, Missouri House of Representatives 1993-2002 (Term-limited from both bodies); Director, Consumers Council of Missouri, 2013-16
|Mrs. Helena Brodin Friberg||
Swedish actress of The Royal Dramatic Theatre of Stockholm; appeared in more than 40 films and television shows, 1960 - 2000; co-author, “Täcknamn Shakespeare”
|Prof. Edward I. Brodkin, Ph.D.||
Lucretia L. Allyn Professor Emeritus of History, Connecticut College, New London, CT, USA
|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
Director of The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, the largest privately owned historical manuscript collection in the world
|Prof. Roberto Colombo, Ph.D.||
Professor of Cytology, University of Milan; internationally-recognized leader in the field; former Visiting Fellow, Warwick University Developmental Biology Lab
|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.
|Mr. Ron Song Destro, M.F.A.||
Kennedy Center Award-winning playwright. Artistic Director, Oxford Shakespeare Company. Former university professor. Academic Fields both theatre & English lit.
|Dr. Alexandre R. Diaconu, Ph.D.||
Composer-conductor, Theatre Director, Teacher; M.A., Sorbonne; Ph.D., National University of Film and Theatre, Bucharest; Founder and Headmaster, Ecole Broadway
|Dr. Jeffery W. Donaldson, Ph.D.||
Professor, Dept. of English, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada; Poet and Author of “Slack Action” (2013), “Echo Soundings” (2014), “Missing Link” (201
|Mr. Ben Donenberg||
Artistic Director, Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles; Juilliard graduate; Presidentially-appointed and US Senate-confirmed Member, National Council on the Arts
|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
|Prof. Henrik Eger, Ph.D.||
Editor: DramaAroundTheGlobe.com; Producer-director: Multilingual Shakespeare, London; Retired English professor; German Translator, MLK’s Nobel Peace Prize mail
Author and Journalist; former editor and reporter, Washington Post, Newsday, Associated Press; wrote award-winning books The Freedom Line and The Italian Letter
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.
|Richard France, Ph.D.||
Playwright, Film/Drama critic, Author of “Orson Welles on Shakespeare,” the Choice Award-winning “The Theater of Orson Welles,” “Obediently Yours, Orson Welles”
|Mr. Gosta Friberg||
Swedish writer, poet and translator; co-founder of the Writers' Centre; former editor, Lyrikvännen, winner of numerous awards; co-author, "Täcknamn Shakespeare"
|Dr. Graeme Garrard, Ph.D.||
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), Senior Lecturer, School of European Studies, Cardiff University
|Mr. Art Goodtimes||
Poet, journalist and Green Party elected official in Colorado. Former San Miguel County Commissioner (1996-2016); Western Slope Poet Laureate (2011-13)
|Mrs. Jepke Goudsmit||
Co-director Kinetic Energy Theatre Company
|Mr. Simon Gribben, M.B.A.||
Award-winning writer, producer, director, editor of television news; several Emmys as a producer of specials, news series and sports series; five films in MoMA
|Ms. Jeannine Annette Grizzard, M.A.||
M.A., Renaissance Drama, University of Warwick; M.A., Philosophy, Georgia State University; current Artistic Director, Ashland Contemporary Theatre, OR
|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
|Dr. Paul A. Harrison, Ph.D.||
Author, five noted Penguin books on poverty and environment. Edited major reports for UN agencies FAO, UNFPA, UNEP. Global 500 award from UN Environment Program
|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
|Mr. Kirk Jones||
Writer/Film Director; BAFTA nominated; Member, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences; best known for “Waking Ned Devine,” “Nanny McPhee,” “Everybody’s Fine”
|Dr. Milo Jones, Ph.D.||
Visiting Professor, IE University; co-author, "Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001," Stanford University Press, 2010.
|Dr. Joan Thomson Kretschmer, Ph.D.||
Artistic Director, Founder, The Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York (20th Anniversary, 2018); writer; numerous articles on music for NY Post, NY Times, etc.
|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"