Monday, October 24, 2011

Joyrich continues as SOS president

Oberons in SOS leadership
Oberon co-founder Richard Joyrich, MD was elected to his second year as president of the Shakespeare Oxford Society at the society's joint conference with the Shakespeare Fellowship October 13-16 2011.  Oberon member Susan Grimes Width has resigned from the SOS board, but will continue her work on the SOS by-law committee. New board members John Hamill and Robin Fox were elected to the SOS board to replace outgoing board members Susan Grimes Width and James (Jaz) Sherwood. In addition to Joyrich as president, SOS officers who were elected at the conference are Vice-president Joan Leon, Treasurer Virginia Hyde, and Membership Chairperson Stuart Green.

SF/SOS joint conference syllabus
The agenda and syllabus for the 2011 SF/SOS join conference held October 13-16, 2011 in Washington DC may be viewed online at: http://shakespearefellowship.org/news/?p=122. The syllabus contains synopses of conference presentations including those of Oberon members Barbara Burris, Ron Halstead, and Thomas Townsend who presented a joint paper prepared by Townsend and the late Oberon chairperson R. Thomas Hunter, PhD. We hope these Oberon members will present their papers to our local group in the coming year.

SF board issues statement about Anonymous
Shakespeare Fellowship President Earl Showerman announced that a statement by the SF board about Roland Emmerich's Shakespeare authorship film, Anonymous, has been posted on the SF news page at: http://shakespearefellowship.org/news/?p=123.

Shakespeare authorship essay contest 2012
Bonner Cutting announced that the joint Shakespeare Fellowship/Shakespeare Oxford Society essay contest will be held in 2012, with essays submitted in 2011 included among eligible entries for the 2012 contest. The Shakespeare authorship essay contest was extended through 2012 in order to take advantage of the late release of Roland Emmerich's film, Anonymous -- a key feature of the contest this year. For rules and information about the contest, see the SF news page at: http://shakespearefellowship.org/news/?p=122