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See Bernhardt's Elizabeth in A2 October 12, 2012

The Academy of Early Music will host a screening of the 1912 silent film Queen Elizabeth  with Sarah Bernhardt at 8 p.m. October 12. 2012 at the Michigan Theater,  603 E. Liberty in Ann Arbor. The film will be accompanied by the Newberry Consort performing live a new soundtrack composed of music by Elizabethan era composers William Byrd, Thomas Campion, and John Dowland. Consort director David Douglass will precede the film with a discussion of Elizabethan music at 7 p.m., one hour before the 8 p.m. showtime. Tickets are $20 for general seating. For tickets and information see the Academy of Early Music website or call 734-528-1838.

Next Oberon Meeting-September 24, 2012

This is Richard Joyrich, inviting everyone to come to our next Oberon meeting this coming Monday. We will be meeting at our new location from about 6:30 PM to 9 PM at our new (perhaps temporary) location. This is the same place we met last month, although only four people came. We need to do better this month!  You may be asking, "Where is this new location?". I can tell you that (it's also on our blog). The location is the Commerce Township Library. The address is 2869 N. Pontiac Trail in Commerce Township, but the library entrance is actually off of East Library Drive, which in turn is off of Martin Parkway, which in turn is off of the roundabout at Pontiac Trail and M-5. Here's what you should do:  If you are coming from I-96 or anywhere to the west or south, you should get onto M-5 going north. Then take that all the way north until it "ends" at the roundabout at Pontiac Trail (which is just north of Maple Road). Then go around the roun

Folger sez students don't need to learn Shakespeare bio

The Folger Shakespeare Library education department publishes a web-log titled   Making a Scene: Shakespeare in the Classroom   that   gives teachers advice on how to help students learn about the Bard. On Thursday, the topic of the post was "Teaching Shakespeare FAQs" that is a list of basic questions and answers about how to handle Shakespeare in the classroom. One of the questions considered basic by the Folger had to do with Shakespeare's biography: Do I need to teach about the Globe Theatre or Shakespeare’s Life? The simple answer is “No.” While telling students that Shakespeare had three children and that he and Anne Hathaway had to get married might be interesting, it really doesn’t help them understand the plays. It’s much better to integrate some facts about Elizabethan life when they come up in the plays. So when Francis Flute protests, “Let me not play a woman. I have a beard coming” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, that’s the perfect opportunity to explain the