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Showing posts from January, 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 t

Nina's choice

Dugdales's Antiquities of Warwickshire Illustrated (1656) online, p. 520 Canadian, Shakespeare-authorship researcher Nina Green gave her Phaeton email discussion-group a new year's gift in her December 31, 2015 message titled "Bookmarks". Green gave us permission to share her insight and her treasure trove of online resources with Oberon readers. Thanks, Nina! Nina Green said: I'm going to be away from my home computer for a while, so I've been transferring bookmarks to the laptop I'm taking with me. I thought Phaeton members and other Oxfordians might find some of them useful for Oxfordian research. The only two which are paid subscriptions are the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and the Oxford English Dictionary, but the ODNB features an interesting biography every day which is free.   Incidentally, and on a slightly different topic, I continue to find it absolutely amazing that one can access such an enormous number of old books