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Showing posts from November, 2014

Very Sad News-The Passing of Ronald Halstead

Posted by Richard Joyrich I am quite saddened to have to report the sudden passing of our dear friend Ronald Halstead last Friday (November 7, 2014). Ron has been a long-standing member of the Oberon group and will be sorely missed.  There will be a memorial service for Ron at William Sullivan and Son Funeral Home at 705 W 11 Mile Road in Royal Oak (east of Woodward and west of Main St) at 3-5 PM. Here is a link to the obituary and other information on the funeral home website: We, at Oberon, will be preparing a special memorial page on this blog in the near future with more details about Ron's many contributions to Oberon and to the wider Shakespeare Authorship community. We will welcome any personal comments or remembrances of Ron at that time. In the meantime, please join me in wishing the best to Ron's wife Barbara Burris and Ron's entire family and large grou

David Montee enlightens young Shakespeareans

by Linda Theil David Montee, author of Translating Shakespeare David Montee , PhD has distilled 30 years of teaching "Acting Shakespeare" at Interlochen Center for the Arts into Translating Shakespeare: a Guide for Young Actors published in August 2014 by theater book publishers Smith & Kraus. Interlochen is the venerable and prestigious arts center near Traverse City, Michigan that is noted for its full-time education of talented youth. Last month, Montee gave a reading and presentation of his new book on the Interlochen campus, and he will make a presentation from 3-5 p.m. on November 22 at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front Street in Traverse City. Oberons may remember Montee as Shylock in an   Interlochen production of  Merchant of Venice  reviewed by our late chairperson, Tom Hunter in July, 2011. Hunter said: His performance not only avoided the clown Jew stereotype, but was done with an ideal mix of understatement and intensity which accurately showed Shylo