Monday, June 22, 2015

SOF trustee Wally Hurst will visit Oberons June 26, 2015

Walter Hurst is shown speaking on the topic "Sabbioneta, Italy – An Intersection of Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Edward de Vere?" at the October, 2014 Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship authorship conference
in Madison, Wisconsin where Hurst was elected to the SOF board of trustees. Photo credit Linda Theil

by Linda Theil

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship board secretary and Louisburg College (NC) instructor Walter Hurst will address the Oberon Shakespeare Study Group at a special meeting to be held from 2-5:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Bloomfield Twp. Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302.

Hurst holds a master of arts degree in Shakespeare authorship studies from Brunel University, London, England. He is director of drama and theatre studies at Louisburg College, director of the Louisburg College Norris Theatre, and a member of the American Association of Community Theatre — an organization that is holding its national festival this week in Grand Rapids, MI. On June 27, Hurst is scheduled to deliver a paper at AACTFest 2015 titled, "Surprise! Shakespeare Got Italy Right”

Oberon chair and SOF board member Richard Joyrich, MD said:
Since Wally will be passing near the Detroit area on his way to Grand Rapids, we have invited him to come to meet with Oberon and give us the presentation he will be later making in Grand Rapids. He has given great presentations in the past at SOF conferences and has also published in our newsletters. Don't miss this opportunity to meet Wally — whom I am proposing as an honorary member of Oberon.
To experience Hurst’s enlightened and engaging persona on YouTube, readers may view his speech titled “What’s your authority for that statement?” presented at the SOS/SF Shakespeare authorship conference in Toronto, Canada. Also, see an Oberon report on Hurst’s 2013 presentation at “What’s your authority for that statement?”, an Oct. 26, 2013 entry on the Oberon weblog. View the abstract for Hurst's 2014 " . . . Sabbionetta" paper on the SOF website.