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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 my years of service on the boards of the SOS and SOF and my role in conference planning. I enjoy planning conferences and feel that these continue to be very important in the mission of the SOF. Although I am no longer on the board, I will continue to be as active as I can in future conference planning and SOF activities."

Oberons congratulate our chairperson Richard Joyrich, and the SOF for their acknowledgment of the talents and skills of our highly esteemed colleague. We are proud of you, Richard.

Mara Radzvickas, Oberon meeting Nov 10, 2018

Rosey Hunter and Pam Verlone, Oberon meeting Nov. 10, 2018

New books!

Joyrich also brought back from the Oakland conference four newly released books. Each represents years of work and study by modern luminaries of the Shakespeare authorship inquiry:

Shakespeare Identified by J. Thomas Looney, centenary edition edited by James Warren (Forever Press, 2018)

Shakespeare's Apprenticeship: Identifying the Real Playwright's Earliest Works by Ramon Jimenez (McFarland, 2018)

Hamlet: The Oxfordian Shakespeare Series edited by Richard F. Whalen (Breezeway Books, 2018)

Necessary Mischief: Exploring the Shakespeare Authorship Question by Bonner Miller Cutting (Bonner Miller Cutting, 2018)

2019 SOF Conference

Joyrich reported that the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship will hold its next conference October 17-20, 2019 at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut. The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford Connecticut. The museum will co-sponsor a production of Keir Cutler's one-man show "Is Shakespeare Dead?" inspired by Mark Twain's Autobiography

Mark Twain's "Is Shakespeare Dead?" with Keir Cutler, PhD

Dan Wright memorial

Oberons were sad to hear of the passing of Dan Wright, PhD, on October 5, 2018 in Vancouver, WA

Professor Wright was former director of the Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre at Concordia University in Portland, OR. Information about his memorial service is available on the SOF website at "Memorial Service for Dr. Dan Wright on November 14, 2018"

The disposition of Professor Wright's extensive library is being curated by James D. Gaynor of Khalil Research Group at the University of Washington. 

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