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 A full list of the books referenced for The Shakespeare Tarot would be too extensive for the purposes of this bibliography. Listed here are books germane to The Shakespeare Tarot, the authorship issue itself, and those otherwise of unique and/or exceptional insight.

  • Anderson, Mark - Shakespeare by Another Name: A Biography of Edward de                                        Vere, Earl of Oxford

  • Barber, C L - Shakespeare's Festive Comedy

  • Booth, Stephen - Shakespeare's Sonnets

                                   - King Lear, Macbeth, Indefinition, and Tragedy

  • Gilvary, Kevin - Dating Shakespeare's plays : a critical review of the evidence

  • Helgerson, Richard - Forms of Nationhood: The Elizabethan Writing of England

  • Hughes, Ted - Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being

  • Looney, J. Thomas - Shakespeare Identified in Edward De Vere, the                                                              Seventeenth Earl of Oxford

  • Mahood, M M - Shake-Speare's Word-Play

  • Nuttall, A.D. - Shakespeare the Thinker

                            - Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale

                            - A New Mimesis  

  • Ogburn, Charles - The Mysterious William Shakespeare

  • Ogbur, Charlton & Dorothy - This Star of England

  • Roe, R P - The Shakespeare Guide to Italy:Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels

  • Shahan & Waugh - Shakespeare Beyond Doubt? Exposing an Industry in Denial


  • Sobran, Joseph - Alias Shakespeare

  • Stritmatter & Kositsky - On the Date, Sources and Design of Shakespeare's The                                                 Tempest

  • Travesi, Derek - Shakespeare's Last Phase

  • Turner Clark, Eva - Hidden Allusions in Shakespeare's Plays

  • Vyvyan, John - Shakespeare and the Rose of Love

                                - Shakespeare and Platonic Beauty

  • Yates, Frances - Astraea: The Imperial Theme in the Sixteenth Century

                                - Theater of the World

                                - The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age

 A great many works of Literature are also indispensable for any deeper understanding of Shakespeare. Naturally enough, this begins with the complete works of William Shakespeare, including the Bad Quartos, the apocrypha, "anonymous" source plays, the letters of Edward de Vere and his early poetic works, written under either his own name or epithet. The most pertinent authors of influence and interest are listed here.

Renaissance Era Authors:

  • Ariosto, Ludovico [Orlando Furioso]

  • Boccaccio, Giovanni

  • Cardano, Gerolamo [Cardanus’ Comfort]

  • Castiglione, Baldassare [The Book of the Courtier]

  • Chapman, George

  • Cinthio

  • Daniel, Samuel

  • Davies, John

  • Drayton, Michael

  • Golding, Arthur

  • Greene, Robert

  • Harvey, Gabriel

  • Heywood, Thomas

  • Holinshed, Raphael

  • Howard, Henry

  • Jonson, Ben

  • Kyd, Thomas [Spanish Tragedy]

  • Lyly, John

  • Lodge, Thomas [Rosalynde, Euphues Golden Legacie]

  • Marlowe, Christopher

  • Munday, Anthony

  • Nashe, Thomas

  • Peele, George

  • Sidney, Philip

  • Spenser, Edmund.

Individual works of anonymity and/or collections:

Classical Authors:

Aeschylus; Chaucer; Euripides; Hesiod;

 Livy; Ovid; Plautus; Plutarch; Seneca; Virgil. 

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