List of notable signatories
Notable signatories: 83 verified.
|Name||Position and affiliation, or personal comment||Date signed|
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
|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. 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
|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
|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. 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
|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"
|Geir Håvard Uthaug, M.A.||
Norwegian writer/poet/translator; biographer of William Blake & Henrik Wergeland; translator of Blake, Conrad, Shakespeare (Richard II), others; numerous awards
|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
|Mr. Alexander Evelyn M. Waugh||
Author of several books, including "Time", "God", "Fathers & Sons", "House of Wittgenstein"; Editor, 42 Vol. "Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh", OUP (forthcoming)
|Mr. Robert Wolf, M.A.||
American writer and journalist; recipient of Bronze Medal Award for radio commentary, Sigma Delta Chi Award, both from the Society of Professional Journalists
|Dr. Alan L. Woods, D. Phil.||
Emeritus Director, Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute, Ohio State University; Central Ohio Theater Critics Circle Roy Bowen Lifetime Achievement Award
|Mr. Michael York, M.A.||
Actor and author, "A Shakespearean Actor Prepares"