The world would indeed be a different place if our region's top professional theater were called "The Oregon de Vere Festival." Who? Exactly.
But a surprising number of people insist that "William Shakespeare" was either not a real guy, or not the guy who wrote all those plays.
The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship points to evidence that indicates Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, is the true author.
The Oxfordians invade Ashland this weekend (September 24-27) for their annual conference.