Contested Year: Errors, Omissions and Unsupported Statements in James Shapiro’s “The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606”
by Mark Anderson (Editor), Alexander Waugh (Editor, Foreword), Alex McNeil (Editor)
Contested Year is an anthology of critical reviews of James Shapiro’s book The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606. It is also a side-by-side companion meant to be read and consulted as a supplement to The Year of Lear. Available on Kindle.
The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I
by Stephen Alford (Allen Lane, 2012)
The religious, political and spy network context against which Shakespeare’s plays were written. No direct mention of Edward de Vere, but it does cover the spying activities of Anthony Munday, Charles Arundel and Henry Howard, and mentions Christopher Marlowe.
The Earl of Oxford and the Making of “shakespeare”: The Literary Life of Edward de Vere in Context
by Richard Malim (2011)
This book fills a gap caused by the failure to recognize De Vere as a primary contributor to the history and development of English literature: the consensus is that, although there were stirrings in the literary scene, there was very little real development until the advent of Sidney, Marlowe, Greene and Peele in the mid-1580s. Then a few years later, out of the blue, along comes Shakespeare. Questions on content, text, etc. including items in the Addenda and Corrigenda may be sent to Richard Malim. Other reviews may be found on Amazon.com [Richard Malim] or Amazon.co.uk [Richard Malim]
Also see the Dating Shakespeare’s Plays website (The Online Treasury of Contemporary Evidence for Dating Each of Shakespeare’s Plays) which reviews not only the evidence for dating every play but also every argument used in support of a preferred date.
The Muse as Therapist: A New Poetic Paradigm for Psychotherapy
by Heward Wilkinson (Karnak Books, 2009 | Routledge, 2018)
Chapter 4 is entitled: Reality, Existence and the Shakespeare Authorship Question. A treatment of the SAQ, which is derived from a psycho-therapeutic-literary understanding of what we can reveal about the author and his dilemma from analysis of the work.