Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Report on Oberon March 2018 meeting

Mara Radzvickas, Robin Browne, Rosey Hunter, Richard Joyrich, Pam Verilone, and Sharon Hunter at Oberon Shakespeare Study Group meeting March 10, 2017 at Bloomfield Twp. District Library, MI.

by Linda Theil
March 10, 2018

Oberons had a nice study session at our March 10, 2018 meeting with lots of information sharing.


My Shakespeare: the Authorship Controversy -- experts examine the arguments for  Bacon, Neville, Oxford, Marlow, Mary Sidney, Shakspere, and Shakespeare edited by Professor William Leahy, Deputy Vice-chancellor at Brunel University, London; published in 2018 by EER Brighton, UK. Available at Amazon.

The Fictional Lives of Shakespeare by Kevin Gilvary (Routledge Studies in Shakespeare) published by Routledge, New York and London, 2018. 
Available from Routledge.

The Seven Steps to Mercy: with Shakespeare's Key to the Oak Island Templum.
Available at Amazon.

The Royal Secret by John Bentley (John Bentley, 2014) in the style of Dan Brown according to Oberon member Robin Browne.
Available at Amazon.

William Shakespeare Punches a Friggin' Shark and/or Other Stories: a Secret Book Only Smart People Own by Ryan North (Ryan North, 2017) a choose your own adventure book available from Kickstarter.

Other discussion

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship news article: Steve Steinburg exposes "Fallacies in Jonathan Bate's Debate Performance". Robin Browne said of Steinburg's commentary, "He tears Bate's arguments to shreds." Info on SOF new blog at https://shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org/steinburg-exposes-fallacies-jonathan-bates-debate-performance/
The Waugh/Bate "Who Wrote Shakespeare?" debate is on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgImgdJ5L6o

Diana Price's "Chart of Literary Paper Trails" Appendix B from her book Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography (Greenwood, 2001) is online at
http://rosbarber.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/RBarber-DPhil-Thesis-Appendix-B.pdf. The 2013 edition of her book is available at Amazon.

Tom and Joy Townsend will attend an Oxfordian presentation about Merchant of Venice at the University of Washington in Seattle March 12 and 13, 2018. Info at

Several of our members have signed up for Ros Barber's new online authorship course, "Who Wrote Shakespeare?" from the University of London. Kevin Gilvary wrote a post about the course as a guest blogger on the Oberon weblog at http://oberonshakespearestudygroup.blogspot.com/2018/02/university-of-london-sponsors-online.html

We discussed "Shakespeare Identified Centennial (SI-100) progress update: December 2017" compiled by Kathryn Sharpe, and available on the SOF website at https://shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org/shakespeare-identified-centennial-si-100-progress-update-december-2017/


National Theatre Live will present Julius Caesar on movie screens worldwide -- including Ann Arbor and Detroit locations --  at 7:30 p.m. March 22. For more information see https://www.fathomevents.com/events/nt-live-julius-caesar.

UMS will sponsor a showing at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on May 6, 2018. More information at

NT Live will broadcast Macbeth on May 10, 2018. Info at http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/66375-macbeth