Sunday, January 10, 2016

Report from January Oberon meeting

Macbeth with Michael Fassbinder, film trailer


At our Oberon meeting yesterday, Chairperson Richard Joyrich, MD told our group that the Royal Shakespeare Company LIVE! 2015-16 production of The Winter’s Tale with Dame Judy Dench is now showing in limited release at movie theaters across the USA. The film will be shown at The Maple Theater in West Bloomfield, MI on Monday January 12, 2016 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Several Oberon members plan to attend. A list of various dates and venues for showings elsewhere can be found at:

Also, the National Theatre LIVE! high-definition broadcast of their 2015 production of Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch, will be shown at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. January 17, 2016 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. 

Joyrich also told us that The Year of Lear: 1606 author, James Shapiro, will be speaking on the topic of “The Scottish Play” at 10:30 a.m. June 18 at The Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario. Oberons will make plans to attend this event. For tickets, see http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/WhatsOn/PlaysAndEvents/TheForum/The-Scottish-Play.

Oberon treasurer Rey Perez reported he recently enjoyed seeing the new Macbeth film with Michael Fassbinder in the title role. The Fassbinder Macbeth will be available on DVD and Internet streaming soon. For information, see

In addition, our group discussed the possibility of hosting a special event for the Shakespeare UN-birthday on June 24, 2016. Stay tuned.

Happy birthday, Rosey!
Speaking of birthdays, we all congratulate our friend and colleague Rosey Hunter on her double-seven birthday coming up this week. Many happy returns, dear Rosey!

Update 01/11/16:
Rey Perez said: "I Just found out that Rupert Goold's Macbeth video from 2010, with Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood, is freely available to watch online at the PBS website. This availability expires the 24th of this month."