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2015 yearbook now available from Blurb

Oberon Shakespeare Study Group Yearbook 2015 By edited by Linda Theil Our 2015 Oberon yearbook is now available from Blurb. The yearbook contains all Oberon web log posts from 2015. An ebook version of the 2015 yearbook is available at no charge from Blurb at  . Order a hard copy from the Blurb print-on-demand catalog at . The 2015 yearbook contains a tribute to Oberon member Thomas George Hunter who passed away last year, an interview with noted author Ros Barber, information about Oberon activities, and articles about notable Shakespeare events in 2015.

Oberons exchange Valentines at February meeting

Rosey Hunter and Mara Radzvickas (with Richard Joyrich in mirror) relaxing at Beau's after Oberon meeting February 12, 2015. A small group of Oberons met on a frigid Saturday in Michigan this past weekend, and after a fruitful meeting at the Bloomfield Twp. library we adjourned for dinner at  Beau's on West Maple Road and Telegraph in Bloomfield Hills, where we always have a good time. (See Rosey and Mara, above.) Beau's on West Maple and Telegraph in Bloomfield Hills, MI First Folio at DIA At the meeting we discussed plans to attend the Folger's First Folio exhibition running from March 2 - April 3 at the Detroit Institute of Arts with supporting programs at Wayne State University including a free academic conference "Shakespeare and his culture on the stage and on the page" on March 10-11 featuring David Bevington as the keynote speaker at 12:45 p.m. March 10,2016 in the Bernath Auditorium on the Wayne State campus. Shapiro in Stratford

Contested Year rebuts Shapiro's Year of Lear

by Linda Theil Fed up with the slavish syncophants pouring butter over the head of Columbia University professor James Shapiro in adulation of his newest Shakespeare bio, The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606   (Simon & Schuster, 2015); Mark Anderson, Alexander Waugh, Alex McNeil, and cohort published an annotated rebuttal of the Shapiro oeuvre. The new book is titled Contested Year: Errors, Omissions, and Unsupported Statements in James Shapiro's The Year of Lear , and it is available as a Kindle ebook from Amazon for 99-cents with proceeds going to the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition, The DeVere Society, and the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship. Co-editor Anderson said: Despite Shapiro's many claims in The Year of Lear , not only is there no evidence that Shakespeare wrote King Lear in 1606, but there's no credible evidence the author of the plays was even alive in that year! For more information, see Contested Year at  https://contestedyear1606.wordpress.c