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Oberon holiday gathering 2018

Richard Joyrich, MD, December 2, 2018, Howell MI by Linda Theil Oberons gathered on Sunday afternoon for a celebration of the holiday season in Howell, Michigan. As always, we had a wonderful time together, and extend warm wishes of the season to all our friends! Sharon Hunter and Pam Varilone, December 2, 2018, Howell MI Rosey Hunter and Mara  Radzvickas, December 2, 2018, Howell MI

Joyrich honored by SOF at 2018 conference in Oakland CA

Oberon Chair Richard Joyrich, MD, displays clock presented to him in appreciation for his two decades of service by the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship  at the 2018 SOF Conference in Oakland, CA. At our November 11 meeting, Oberon Shakespeare Study Group Chair Richard Joyrich, MD, reported on the 2018 Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Conference held October 10-14, 2018 in Oakland, CA. Joyrich displayed a clock presented to him by the SOF in appreciation for his 14 years of service to the organization. Joyrich was on the board of the Shakespeare Oxford Society from 2005-2012. He served as president from 2011-2012, and was first vice-president from 2009-2010. When the SOS became the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship, he served on the board from 2013 through this year, serving as first vice-president from 2015-2017. He has served as conference committee chairperson for the SOS/SOF from 2005-2018. Richard Joyrich said, "I was very pleased to receive recognition from the SOF for m

Montee named best of Bard for Lear performance in 2017

David Montee as Lear July 8, 2017 at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen MI. Photo courtesy: Interlochen Center for the Arts. by Linda Theil Oberons were delighted to learn at our meeting on Saturday September 11, 2018 that Oberon colleague David Montee was awarded "Best Performance -- The Bard" in the 2017-18 Michigan professional theater season at Encore Michigan theater critics seventeenth-annual Wilde Awards presented Aug. 27, 2018 at the Berman Center in West Bloomfield, MI. Montee was honored for his performance of King Lear at Interlochen Center for the Arts  in July, 2017. The production itself was also recognized by Encore Michigan as "Best of the Bard" in the 2017-18 Michigan professional theater season. Oberon Chair Richard Joyrich, MD and I attended the July 8, 2017 performance, and reported on our remarkable experience in two contemporary Oberon weblog posts: "Montee is best Lear ever"  and "Every inch a Lear"

James Warren will publish new edition of J. T. Looney's Shakespeare Identified

Draft cover of James A. Warren's new, centenary edition of  J. Thomas Looney's  "Shakespeare" Identified. The book cover is modeled after the dust jacket of the 1920 Cecil Palmer edition. by Linda Theil James A. Warren, author of  An Index to Oxfordian Publications   (Forever Press, fourth edition 2017),  announced last week that he will publish a new, centenary edition of " Shakespeare" Identified  by J. Thomas Looney with Bill Boyle's Forever Press. Warren said the new edition features clean, clear text that is beautifully formatted and extensively footnoted.  Warren has purchased the rights to use five images from the National Portrait Gallery, and hopes to publish the new edition within the next month.  He will price the edition to sell for less than current, on-demand, editions that are simply bound photocopies of the out-of-print original book. Profits from the sale of Warren's new centennial edition will go toward the supp

Oberons celebrate UN-birthday 2018

Oberons gather in Howell, MI for Shakespeare's UN-birthday April 22, 2018. Clockwise from bottom: Susan Nenadic, Sharon Hunter, Barbara Burris, Robin Browne, Sawyer Theil, Linda Theil, Richard Joyrich, Pam Varilone, Rosey Hunter, and Mara Radzvickas. by Linda Theil Members of the Oberon Shakespeare Study Group gathered in Howell, Michigan  on April 22, 2018  for our annual Shakespeare's UN-birthday celebration, when we honor Edward deVere as the author of the Shakespeare canon. Shakespeare's UN-birthday cake 2018 We were fortunate in the beautiful weather and the wonderful company of many dear friends:  Susan Nenadic, Sharon Hunter, Barbara Burris, Robin Browne, Richard Joyrich, Rosey Hunter, Pam Varilone, Mara Radzvickas, Alisa Theil, Sawyer Theil, Emerson Theil, and myself. Our celebration was a day we will long remember.  Richard Joyrich brought a bottle of Oberon wine -- a 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon by Robert Mondavi Vinyards -- that we are saving for our ne

“Shakespeare’s Shylock and The Merchant of Venice” by Showerman and Delahoyde presented at Folio: Seattle Athenaeum Tuesday

Earl Showerman, MD and Michael Delahoyde, PhD  at Folio: Seattle Athenaeum, March 13, 2018 by guest correspondent Tom Townsend March 14, 2018 Two Shakespearean scholars, Earl Showerman, MD and Michael Delahoyde, PhD discussed critical topics about Shakespeare’s impressive work The Merchant of Venice . Dr. Showerman discussed a real person, Gaspar Ribiero, as the likely model for Shylock; Dr. Delahoyde showcased the need to view different perspectives in Merchant. These presentations took place Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum where approximately 50 people attended. These conversations are timely because The Seattle Shakespeare Company is producing Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice March 20-April 15, 2018. Showerman’s thesis: Ribiero is Shylock Earl Showerman clearly presented many excellent reasons why Gaspar Ribiero, a Sixteenth-century, Portuguese Jew living in Venice — and forced to convert to Christianity — could likely be the mod

Report on Oberon March 2018 meeting

Mara Radzvickas, Robin Browne, Rosey Hunter, Richard Joyrich, Pam Verilone, and Sharon Hunter at Oberon Shakespeare Study Group meeting March 10, 2017 at Bloomfield Twp. District Library, MI. by Linda Theil March 10, 2018 Oberons had a nice study session at our March 10, 2018 meeting with lots of information sharing. Books My Shakespeare: the Authorship Controversy -- experts examine the arguments for  Bacon, Neville, Oxford, Marlow, Mary Sidney, Shakspere, and Shakespeare edited by Professor William Leahy, Deputy Vice-chancellor at Brunel University, London; published in 2018 by EER Brighton, UK. Available at Amazon . The Fictional Lives of Shakespeare by Kevin Gilvary (Routledge Studies in Shakespeare) published by Routledge, New York and London, 2018.  Available from Routledge . The Seven Steps to Mercy: with Shakespeare's Key to the Oak Island Templum . Available at Amazon . The Royal Secret by John Bentley (John Bentley, 2014) in the style of Dan Brown ac

University of London sponsors online Shakespeare authorship course

Ed: Kevin Gilvary, PhD is the author of The Fictional Lives of Shakespeare (Routledge, 2017) and trustee of the  Shakespeare Authorship Trust . by guest correspondent Kevin Gilvary, PhD The world's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the Shakespeare Authorship Question will go live on the Coursera platform on  Monday February 19, 2018 . The four-week online course, which is completely free, is written and presented by Dr Ros Barber, lecturer in the English and Comparative Literature department at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Director of Research at the Shakespearean Authorship Trust.  It includes interviews with leading authorship doubters including this writer [Professor William Leahy of Brunel University] and Oscar-winning actor Sir Mark Rylance. Coursera currently has 30-million registered users and is one of the world's leading providers of free online education. Registration is now open at arn/shakespeare

Deepest condolence

Oberons extend deepest condolence to our dear friend Richard Joyrich on the death of his mother, Ida Joyrich, who passed away yesterday. Ida Joyrich, 1931-2018 A remembrance of Mrs. Joyrich can be seen at:!/Obituary . A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb 4, at Hebrew Memorial Chapel, 26640 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park MI 48237. Those who wish to honor the memory of  Ida Joyrich,  may do so by making a contribution to: GLEANERS P.O. Box 33321, Drawer 43  Detroit, MI 48232-5321   866-GLEANER (453-2637) or YAD EZRA 2850 W. 11 Mile, Berkley, MI 48072 248.548.3663 or A.C.L.U. or AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE 45 West 36th Street New York, NY 10018 212.792.2900 800.889.7146 212.792.2930