Monday, January 19, 2009

Oberon hosts MI Shakes-fest director Robert Duha Jan. 22

Dear Oberon 2009!
Last year our January meeting got us off to a great start. This year promises the same.
In addition to discussing plans for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's sonnets and for a celebration of Shakespeare's unbirthday, our meeting this Thursday evening, January 22, at the Farmington Community Library on 12 Mile Rd. between Farmington Rd. and Orchard Lake Rd. will feature special guest Robert B. Duha, Managing Director of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival .  We have been looking forward to being with Mr. Duha to explore the future of the Festival and ways in which Oberon can provide support.
There is the further exciting possibility that Mr. Duha will have with him the festival's artistic director John Neville-Andrews whom we hosted at our between the plays dinner at the Festival last summer.  Mr. Neville-Andrews provided us with special insights into the Festival at that time and can be counted on for even more insight into the work of the Festival theatre as it develops into Michigan's premiere Shakespeare venue.  Word is that Mr. Neville-Andrews will be directing The Tempest, this year, a play of great interest to Oxfordian scholars for dating purposes.
Leave the snow behind and plan to be with us Thursday evening for an exciting evening of live Shakespeare in Michigan talk!
Your devoted chair,
Tom Hunter

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