Shakespeare Authorship Book Club with Bryan Wildenthal

Recently the Shakespeare Authorship Roundtable started a book club called “By the Book”. We concluded our first 90 day read of Bryan Wildenthal’s, Early Shakespeare Authorship Doubts on December 11 with a Zoom meeting with the author.

While reading we were writing emails once a week to provide the opportunity to exchange ideas and questions about the material. We had a schedule of which pages we were reading each week and we tried to keep the email comments related to those specific pages. 

It was great that we had such a terrific book.  Most of the members were impressed with the author’s ability to explain the issues of early authorship doubt during Shakespeare’s life. Bryan is a lawyer and he spells things out in a way that is very satisfying for the layperson.

He was a delight in our Zoom meeting and fielded our questions with aplomb.  All in all, the book club was a success so we’re going to do another book. The next book is 12th Night by Shakespeare, an Oxfordian edition, released in August 2021. We will keep to the same general format, but since it is a play I thought we could add a few additional Zooms where we read the play out loud. Each person would take a part.

If you are interested please email before January 7th. We will officially begin 12th Night during the week of January 10th.