List of notable signatories
Notable signatories: 110 verified.
|Name||Position and affiliation, or personal comment||Date signed|
|Mr. William M. Hurt||
Academy and BAFTA Award winner
|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.
|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
|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.
|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."
|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
Singer, songwriter, artist, author; founder & guitarist, The Waterboys; wrote ‘The Whole of The Moon’; Fellow, Findhorn Foundation; Ivor Novello Award recipient
|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.
|Mr. Edward Smith||
Former CEO, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Simon Rattle, Music Director) and of Toronto and Gothenburg (Gustavo Dudamel, Music Dir.) Symphony Orchestras
German theatre director (Hoffmann, Shakespeare und das Deutsche Theater im XX. Jahrhundert)
|John Paul Stevens||
Justice, U.S. Supreme Court