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"A New Dawn at Qudos Academy"

After four months of planning and organisation my newly re-vamped website is now up and running. A Very Merry Beltane to all my readers, fans, friends and supporters! Qudos Academy is a non-profit organisation or website dedicated in some degree to supporting the Oxfordian view that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford was the author of the 1623 “Shakespeare” Folio of plays. It does not support...

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The A-Z of Shakespeare's Prosody

Hope you enjoyed the Easter break celebrating the return of Spring with a crucifixion is odd I know but that's life and death guys! Over the past few weeks I have been analysing Shakespeare's poetry and plays to ascertain the depth of knowledge required from the 16th century to write poetry and screenplays. It would seem that we have arrived at the letter "C" and that leads us into the use of the ...

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Shakespeare's Almanack

In my recently published book, “Shakespeare’s Qaballah”, (A Companion to Shakespeare Studies) I also mentioned that plays were usually commissioned for performance at court either to entertain some visiting foreign dignitary, to celebrate a state occasion/wedding or some military or diplomatic achievement. (See “The Elizabethan Festival Cycle”). Depending on their success and popularity they might...

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Shakespeare 460. A summary.

Stratford’s sonneteer and scripter.

Gladdened glove-makers girded groin.

Studious son: Sunny student.

Choice cusswords casually coined.


Dangled, dipped, disastrous rhythm,

Woo, weather, bed and wed.

Minor marries maturing Miss Anne,

Mistress Mother’s birth bed bled.


What withered within?

Hamnet’s demise, heartbroken by death?

Fleeing Poacher, teacher, soldie...

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“The Hidden Symbolism in Shakespeare's Publications”

This year being the 400th Anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s 1623 Folio of plays, Qudos Academy examines “The Hidden Symbolism in Shakespeare's Publications” and what they mean: An analysis of the symbols employed by printers, publishers and playwrights to adorn their books.


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Shakespeare's Poetry

What can we determine about the personality, philosophy and religious views of the poet “William Shakespeare” solely from his poetry? Is it merely a myth or legend that he was the greatest poet that ever lived or the gretest literary fraud the world has ever known? Qudos Academy examines the context and style of the Bard’s poems for their sublime illumination and assesses how a rustic playwright a...

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Old & New Definitions of Poetry

Critical analysis of poetry may be useful for identifying what makes poetry work or what universal or subjective meaning we might construe from reading it. Aside from that constructive criticism and in-depth analysis should enable us to enjoy and appreciate the value of poetry in our lives even more and develop our intuitive and discriminative mind in terms of understanding what it means, or why w...

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Shakespeare’s “She-Wolves” Part One

Qudos Academy investigates the prevailing attitude of Shakespeare towards those strong women in Elizabethan England who influenced his plays and poetry. Also a big shout out to all the strong women of Afghanistan and Iran, young and old who are peacefully protesting against a brutal and repressive regime who, under the auspices of religious doctrines are daily robbing them of their freedom to wear...

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William ShakespeareShe-WolvesGender Stereotypes

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