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Oberons chose leadership for 2014

by Linda Theil At the Oberon meeting on Monday night, January 27, 2014, the Oberon Shakespeare Study Group elected leadership for this year. Richard Joyrich was elected chair; Ron Halsted is vice-chair; and Rey Perez was elected treasurer. The office of secretary was not filled.  Our current chair, Tom Townsend, is unable to accept a position because he and his wife, Joy, are planning a move to Seattle this summer where they hope to participate in a Shakespeare authorship group in the area. Tom and Joy are our great friends and we are so happy they are embarking on this wonderful adventure.

Download 2013 Oberon yearbook free from Blurb

by Linda Theil Oberon Shakespeare Study Group Yearbook 2013 by edited by Linda Theil | Make Your Own Book The 2013 Oberon yearbook of weblog posts is now available as an eBook free from Hardcover and softcover print editions are also available as print-on-demand books sold at cost from the publisher, The 60-page softcover edition on basic grade paper costs $30.49 plus shipping. To order, go to Blurb at  where you can preview the entire book. For free eBook, check "RELATED EDITIONS" under "ADD TO CART" button. The 2013 yearbook contains posts about the 2013 SOS/SF conference in Toronto, Oberon trip to see Wells and Edmondson in Stratford, Ontario, other events and commentary on the topic of the Shakespeare authorship. Other Oberon yearbooks are also available; preview editions by clicking the individual book badges in the sidebar of this blog.

Showerman carries SOF support to Concordia

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship trustee Earl Showerman, MD, said today that he will serve as interim director for the Richard Paul and Jane Roe Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre  (SARC) annual Shakespeare authorship studies conference at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon on April 11-13, 2014. Acting as ambassador for the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship board of trustees, Showerman traveled to Portland this week to confer with Dr. David Kluth -- dean of the Concordia University College of Theology, Arts and Sciences -- who is acting as interim director of SARC since the center's founder and director Daniel Wright, PhD, is no longer employed by the university. (See "Dan Wright leaves Concordia U."  Jan. 29, 2014) A statement by Showerman along with a preliminary roster of conference speakers was posted today on the SOF webpage at "Showerman to act as interim chairperson of SARC annual conference". Update: January 25, 2014 SOF News: "Keir Cut

Waugaman contributes to Italian journal

Richard Waugaman, MD by Linda Theil Richard Waugaman's article  " The Psychology of Shakespeare Biography: An Update " will be published in the 2015 edition of the Italian Shakespeare journal Memoria di Shakespeare . The journal -- which prints in both English and Italian -- will devote this entire issue to the topic of Shakespeare's biography.  Memoria di Shakespeare  co-editor Maria Valentini told Waugaman:  We found your articles extremely interesting and absolutely pertinent to our forthcoming issue on 'Shakespearian biographies'. We would be delighted to have an article by you. Waugaman's contribution is an update of a 2009 article that originally appeared in Brief Chronicles . Waugaman added: Some of the updated material [also] comes from my  2012 article  in   The Oxfordian , “ The Psychopathology of Stratfordianism.” I’ll also refer to the power of narratives — Stratfordian versus post-Stratfordian. I plan to add some material a

Folger presents conference on Shakespeare authorship

by Linda Theil The Folger Institute has extended the deadline for National Endowment for the Humanities grants to support travel and lodging to their “Shakespeare and the Problem of Biography” conference to be held at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC on April 3-5, 2014. The new deadline for aid applications is February 14, 2014. NEH grants are available to qualified graduate students and faculty from US institutions and may be applied for online at the Folger Shakespeare Library: info at “Scholarly Programs Application Guidelines” and “The Folger Institute Application forAdmission” . Enrollment to the conference is open to all, and those who are not applying for grants must send a registration form that is available online and the $50 registration fee to arrive at the Folger no later than March 21, 2014. I was delighted to hear that the great Folger plans to address the issue of the Shakespeare authorship and I read the conference précis with interest: Th

Oberons celebrate at Stage Deli

by Linda Theil   Pam Verilone and Rey Perez enjoy conversation during the Oberon party at Stage Deli. Oberons held our annual holiday party on January 4, 2013 at the Stage Deli in West Bloomfield, Michigan. This was our first visit as a group to this local institution, but it will not be our last! Ron Halstead in foreground at left, Robin Browne, Tom Townsend  (almost hidden) , George and Sharon Hunter.  Also in attendance, but not in photo: Rosey Hunter, Joy Townsend, Richard Joyrich, and Linda Theil.

Dan Wright leaves Concordia U.

by Linda Theil Dr David Kluth,  Dean of the College of Theology, Arts & Sciences at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon announced today that Dan Wright, PhD -- founder and director of the Shakespeare Authorship Research Center at Concordia -- is no longer employed by the university. In a letter to Shakespeare at CU listserv subscribers, Dr Kluth said: . . . As some of you might already know, Dr. Dan Wright was on leave from Concordia University during the second half of Fall semester 2013. I wanted to share with you that Dr. Wright is no longer employed with Concordia University Portland. We appreciate his many years of dedicated service to the University and especially to the Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre (SARC). I’m sure Dr. Wright will continue to provide valuable scholarship to the Shakespeare authorship discussion in the years ahead. We are currently in the process of reshaping the SARC and will keep you posted as events warrant. Concordia University is co