For the first time ever (and maybe the last) an agenda for the upcoming Oberon meeting this Wednesday, Nov. 18, is included below. Just scroll down. This whole project is dedicated to Sue.
Here is inside information about what we will be covering Wednesday evening 7 p.m. at our usual room at the Farmington Hills library on 12 Mile Rd. between Farmington Rd. and Orchard Lake Rd.
It will be a packed and fast moving meeting which will include a special welcome to Robert Duha, managing director of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, who will announce a special place Oberon will have in plans for the 2010 MSF season.
We will conclude our celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s sonnets with a look into their personal nature by Tom Townsend and some perhaps surprising connections to Edward de Vere by yours truly.
We will also hear from our intrepid travelers back from the Houston Shakespeare Oxford Society/ Shakespeare Fellowship conference with news of the highlights and, if we are lucky, high jinks, you know the kind of craziness that breaks out when a bunch of Oxfordians get together.
And more. Much more, including a message from Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
And the lemon cookies! Don’t forget the lemon cookies. They’re a surprise.
7:00 Welcome remarks: Tom H
Special welcome to Robert Duha and lemon cookies
ANYONE KNOW how to do conference meeting, e.g. so Robert
can “attend”? Richard—need cell phone with speakerphone
Also welcome home to Linda, Richard, Tom T. and Ron
from Houston conference two weeks ago
Tonight we will conclude our celebration of the 400th
anniversary of Shakespeare’s sonnets which we began last
meeting with the conclusion of Tom Townsend’s presentation
and a hopefully brief presentation by me
Treasurer’s report : Tom T
Robert Duha has offered us two spots at next year’s Michigan Shakespeare Festival
New director named yet?
News we should know?
UMS LLL mixed reviews from our group
Actor sat behind us on someone’s lap and took Rosey’s copy of LLL to follow along the dialogue; make LLL notes available
Upcoming Shakespeare: MND at the Hilberry
Appearance of first issue of Brief Chronicles
An excellent one, articles by Nina Green, Peter Moore, Robert Detobel et al,
with a book review by me
Oberon in somerset collection
Booking the blog: Linda
soft cover 30 each, min 10 copies is 27 each hard cover c42
order 4 copies: Oberon, Tom, Robin, Richard
Blog traffic: Linda
Letter from Justice Stevens
Tom Townsend—depression and sadness, personal nature of sonnets
Tom Hunter—some possible Oxfordian connections
Houston conference – report next meeting Nov. 18
Linda, Ron, Richard, Tom T.: What impressed you the most/was the most important thing that happened at the conference or came out of it?
Any news from the national? Richard
Oxfordian Show and Tell?
How to use Declaration of Reasonable Doubt in Oberon activities? Did nothing w/ it at LLL
Next regular meeting: Jan 20, 2010 (6:45 p.m. Farmington Hills Community Library)Schedule through June 2010:Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19, June 16