Sunday, July 21, 2013

Update on Toronto Conference

by Richard Joyrich

I hope you have all marked your calendars for the upcoming Joint SOS/SF Conference being held October 17-20, 2013 at the Metropolitan Hotel in Toronto.

See the earlier post on this (June 3, 2013) for hotel and registration information or check the websites.

New details on the conference events are now available (keep checking the websites for the Shakespeare Oxford Society ( and the Shakespeare Fellowship ( for continued updates.

The conference will include an open public debate on the Authorship Question. Roger Stritmatter and Bonner Cutting have been tapped for the Oxfordian (or at least anti-Stratfordian) side, but no one has been found yet to support the Stratford man.

There will be an opportunity to travel to the world-renowned Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario (about 2 hour bus ride from Toronto) on Friday to see The Merchant of Venice and meet with the director of the production, Antoni Cimolino (who is also the new Artistic Director for the Festival).

A showing of a new German documentary on the Authorship Question, The Naked Shakespeare (the title is sure to garner some attention) is planned and there will likely also be showings of Last Will. & Testament by Lisa and Laura Wilson and a preview of Cheryl Eagon-Donovan's Nothing is Truer Than Truth.

Speakers and topics are still being decided, but expected speakers will include Tom Regnier, Earl Showerman, Alexander Waugh, Ron Hess, Michael Egan, and Sky Gilbert.

This will be a conference that should not be missed!