List of notable signatories
Notable signatories: 116 verified.
|Name||Position and affiliation, or personal comment||Date signed|
|Ms. Jeris J. Huntington||
Augmented and Virtual Reality Filmmaking Pioneer; 2016 Winner of Facebook Oculus Launchpad Award; descendant of Maud, Countess of Huntingdon (circa 1074-1130)
|Mr. William M. Hurt||
Academy and BAFTA Award winner
|Mr. Jonathan Jackson||
Poet, author and actor. Winner of Royal Literary Magazine Award, Distinction of Excellence. Associate Dean and Primary Lecturer at Theoria School of Filmmaking.
|Sir Derek Jacobi||
|Prof. Lucia F. Jacobs, Ph.D.||
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of California, Berkeley
|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.
|Prof. Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou, Ph.D.||
Professor, English Literature and Culture and Gender Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; General Editor, European Journal of English Studies
|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"
|Mr. Tony Lee||
#1 NY Times Bestselling Writer of movies, TV, comics, audio; licenses include Doctor Who, Spider Man, X Men, Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek, Dracula, Superboy, etc.
|Dr. Richard J. Leigh, M.D.||
Blair-Daroff Emeritus Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Bachelor, MD degrees, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
|Ms. Ellen Dinerman Little, M.A.||
Co-President & co-founder of The Little Film Company; Executive Producer, Richard III, starring Ian McKellen (1995), and Titus, starring Anthony Hopkins (1999)
|Prof. Felicia Hardison Londre, Ph.D.||
Curators' Distinguished Professor of Theatre, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Dean, College of Fellows of the American Theatre, Kennedy Center, 2012-2014
|Ms. Ege Maltepe, M.A.||
Actor, writer, director; BA, Bilkent Univ. Acting Dept., Ankara; MA, New Actors Workshops, New York; student of Mike Nichols, George Morrison; Fulbright Scholar
|Mr. Brunson McKinley, M.A.||
American diplomat; many posts in Europe, Asia; Ambassador to Haiti; Director General, International Organization for Migration, 1998-2008; MA, Classics, Harvard
|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. David Montee, D. Phil.||
Actor, Director, Theatre Instructor, Interlochen Center for the Arts (30 yrs); many awards; Distinguished Teacher, US Dept. of Ed. Presidential Scholars program
|Ms. Tedde Moore||
My family helped create Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival and felt the Canon was as a Bible. Yet even before playing there, I had doubts about authorship.
|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.
Film Historian, Writer, Director; numerous documentary films, incl. “Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen,” “On Macbeth,” “On A Christmas Carol,” “Elmore Leonard”
|Peter William Murphy, M.A.||
Retired Circuit Judge; author of the acclaimed "Walden of Bermondsey" series. The case for Mr. Shakspere is very weak. "Reasonable doubt" is an understatement.
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. Jack Ofield||
Emeritus Professor of Film, San Diego State University; veteran film/TV producer/director; Member, Directors Guild of America; Fellow, American Film Institute
|Mr. Mark Olshaker||
Documentary filmmaker; writer-producer of "Discovering Hamlet," novelist and nonfiction author; coauthor of "Mindhunter," other books on criminal investigation.
|Mr. David L. Ormond Jr., J.D.||
Deputy Attorney General, Delaware, 24 years of service, Retired
|Mr. Jonathan Ostlund, M.A.||
|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
|Dr. Robert Phillips, LL.M.||
San Francisco trial attorney, Marin County Commissioner; former Associate Professor of Business Law and Political Science, American College of London
|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"
Founder of the Pookrum Playhouse and the African-American Theater Lab
Playwright, Composer and Lyricist; Founding Member of the Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble; Instructor at the University of Chicago Graham School.
|Christopher McKenzie Priest||
Author of more than twenty novels and story collections, winner of James Tait Black Prize for Fiction, Arthur C. Clarke Award and the World Fantasy Award.
|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."
|Daniel Reitz, M.F.A.||
Playwright, Screenwriter; recipient of numerous awards, fellowships, residencies; plays include Urban Folk Tales, which he adapted as the feature film Urbania.
|Mr. David Lea Robbins, J.D.||
Author of 15 novels and 4 plays; Writer in Residence, College of William & Mary, 2007-2009; Visiting Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2010-present
|Steven M. Roth, J.D.||
Attorney, author of acclaimed novels MANDARIN YELLOW, THE MOURNING WOMAN, THE COUNTERFEIT TWIN, NO SAFE PLACE and NO PLACE TO HIDE, DEATH IN THE FLOWERY KINGDOM
|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
|Sir Mark Rylance||
Actor; Artistic Director, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 1995-2006; Associate Artist, Royal Shakespeare Company; Chairman, The Shakespearean Authorship Trust.
|Prof. Bernd E. H. A. Schuenemann||
Professor Emeritus; Dr honoris causa mult; Director, Institute for Lawyer's Law; former Chair, Criminal Law, Philosophy, Sociology of Law, University of München