Saturday, October 19, 2013

Images from Toronto day three

Film maker Cheryl Eagan-Donovan presented on the topic of Oxford's homosexuality. "I believe Oxfords sexuality is a primary reason for his pseudonym," she said. She will debut her film Nothing Is Truer than the Truth in Boston in November.

New York actor and author Hank Whittemore spoke about Oxford as the guiding force behind the three most important acting companies of Elizabeth's reign.

Lynne Kositsky and Roger Stritmatter sign their new book On the Date, Sources and Design of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Journalist Mark Anderson gave the keynote address on "Shakespeare, Newton and Einstein: Listening to the Obsession of Genius".

Shelly Maycock made her debut appearance at the conference with a paper on "Essex, Oxford, and the Concept of Popularity in Late Elizabethan Discourse".

SOS/SF Unification vote:
During the SOS annual meeting this morning, Vote Teller Frank Davis announced a total of  l38 ballots in favor of the unification of the Shakespeare Oxford Society and the Shakespeare Fellowship, two negative votes and two abstentions were cast. The Fellowship will vote on the unification tomorrow morning and the results will be announced before the end of the conference.

More local press coverage, this article from the Guelph Mercury: "Guelph professors troubled over Shakespeare debate" at

Update 10/26/13
Canadian actor Keir Cutler, PhD presented in his signature comedic style "From Crackpot to Mainstream: The Evolution of the Authorship Question" explaining how the Shakespeare authorship question is going from crackpot idea to mainstream thought, on the third day of the Toronto Shakespeare authorship conference, October 19, 2013. A video of his presentation is now available on YouTube at "Shakespeare Authorship / Crackpot to Mainstream"