The Mary Sidney Society is an educational and literary organization founded on the premise that Mary Sidney Herbert, the Countess of Pembroke, wrote the works attributed to William Shakespeare.

The Society is dedicated to supporting research about and promoting widespread interest in the life and work of Mary Sidney and her relationship to the plays and sonnets.

We also encourage reading and exploration of the Shakespearean works themselves. 

The Mary Sidney Society provides scholarships to people involved in researching the possibility that Mary Sidney wrote the works attributed to Shakespeare. The Dana Evans Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 gift given to someone who is working toward recognition of Mary Sidney's authorship of the Shakespearean works.

An occasional journal, The Cygnet, is published by the Society for its members.

The annual Sidney Supper is held in late Fall, to celebrate Mary Sidney's October 27, 1561, birthday. The Sidney Suppers take place, usually in October, at various venues in Santa Fe, NM. Do join us!


Donations are gratefully accepted. For more information about donations to the Society, see the Donate section of this web site. 

The Mary Sidney Society is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your contributions are 100% tax-deductible.