Daily Archives: August 20, 2009

Shapiro book events

Marty Hyatt reported that Columbia professor James Shapiro will be promoting his new book about the Shakespeare authorship controversy next spring. The title is Contested Will. At least 2 talks are already scheduled.

Contested Will
Simon & Schuster, April 2010
Hardcover, 384 pages
ISBN-10: 1-4165-4162-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-4162-2

April 16, 2010 – Friday at 7:30pm
Folger Lectures
Tickets: TBA
Folger Library
Washington, DC

May 2, 2010 – Sunday at 11:00am
Books and Bagels Series
Tickets: $35 (some $10 tickets set aside for 35 and younger)
92nd Street Y
New York, NY

Bonner Cutting invites all to SF/SOS Houston conference Nov. 5-8, 2009

Shakespeare Fellowship/Shakespeare-Oxford Society Joint Conference Chairperson Bonner Miller Cutting sent this invitation to the Houston shindig:

Bring your cowboy hats and plan to enjoy some great Texas Barbeque at the joint SOS/SF conference this November 5-8, 2009 at the Intercontinental Airport Doubletree Hotel in Houston, TX. Plans are shaping up for a memorable occasion!

With speakers including Richard Whalen, Frank Davis, Ren Draya, Tom Regnier, Earl Showerman, Paul Altrocchi, Marty Hyatt, Ron Halstead, Michael Egan, Alex McNeil, John Shahan, Roger Stritmatter, Matthew Cossolotto, Ron Hess, Alan Green and John Hamill, Stratford’s “Will” is guaranteed to be lassoed, hog-tied and branded Texas style!
Keir Cutler will give two performances – his monologue based on Mark Twain’s “Is Shakespeare Dead?” and his formidably entertaining “Teaching Shakespeare.” Saturday’s session will end with “Shakespeare’s Treason,” Hank Whittemore’s explosive explication of Shakespeare’s Sonnets!

The block of rooms at the Doubletree Hotel that is reserved for the conference at the discounted conference rate of $99 is going quickly. So don’t wait to make your reservations. The Doubletree has free shuttle service from IAH that leaves every half hour. Thrifty Car Rental is located near the Doubletree for additional transportation.

The full registration fee is only $200, and this will include two luncheons and treats throughout the conference!

Registration forms can be printed off both SF and SOS websites:
To pay by credit card, register online at:

For online hotel reservations, contact Angelica at Doubletree: 281-848-4001 or 1-800-222-TREE, angelica.canto@hilton.com, or reserve online at:

A printable registration form is at: