SF/SOS conference preliminary schedule

SF/SOS joint Shakespeare Authorship Conference
Houston, Texas
November 5-8, 2009

Preliminary schedule of events

Thursday, November 5
1:00 – 1:30 Registration
1:30 – 1:45 Welcome and Introductions – Alex McNeil and Matthew Cossolotto
1:45 – 2:45 Alan Green – Cryptology
2:45 – 3:45 Ron Halstead – The Influence of the Family of Love on the Theme of Forgiveness in Measure for Measure
3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00 Ebru Gokdag – Easing Elizabethan’s Turkophobia Through Othello
5:00 – 6:00 Panel Discussion – Oxfordian Think Tank
6:00 – 6:45 Cheryl Egan Donovan – Film

Friday, November 6
8:00- 9:45 Shakespeare Fellowship Society Annual Meeting
9:45 -10:00 Greetings and Announcements – Bonner Cutting
10:00 – 11:00 Ren Draya – Music and Songs in Shakespeare’s Plays: Othello 11:00 – 12:00 John Hamill – A Spaniard in the Elizabethan Court : Don Antonio Perez
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:00 Ron Hess – All the World’s a Stage: Did Shakespeare Kill Don Juan?
2:00 – 3:00 Matthew Cossolotto – By Death Departed: Marking the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Posthumously Published Sonnets
3:00 – 3:30 Michael Egan – Discussion on The Oxfordian
3:30 – 4:00 Break with Snacks
4:00 – 5:00 Roger Stritmatter – The de Vere Geneva Bible: A Rosetta Stone in the Shakespearean Question
5:00 – 6:00 Keir Cutler – Is Shakespeare Dead?

Saturday, November 7
8:00- 9:45 Shakespeare Oxford Society Annual Meeting
9:45 -10:00 Greetings and Announcements – Richard Joyrich
10:00 – 11:00 Richard Whalen – The Influence of Commedia dell’Arte In Shakespeare: Italian Theater Unknown in England but Known to Oxford
11:00 – 12:00 John Shahan – Declaration of Reasonable Doubt: Strategy Implications for Oxfordians 1
2:00 – 1:30 Hosted Lunch & Registration of Teachers and Students for afternoon session
1:30 – 2:30 Keir Cutler – Teaching Shakespeare
2:30 – 3:30 Frank Davis – A Comparison of Contemporary Signatures with those of William Shakspere
3:30 – 3:45 Break with Snacks
3:45 – 4:45 Alex McNeill – Is Shakespeare in Jeopardy?
4:45 – 5:00 Break
5:00 – 6:30 Hank Whittemore – Shakespeare’s Treason

Sunday, November 8
8:00 – 8:15 Coffee
8:15 – 8:30 Announcements- Bonner Cutting
8:30 – 9:30 Marty Hyatt – Heaven’s Sweetest Air
9:30 – 10:30 Earl Showerman – Troilus and Cressida: Shakespeare’s Early Homeric Political Allegory
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45 Paul Altrocchi – Searching for Shakespeare’s Earliest Published Works
11:45 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 1:00 Banquet and Awards Presentation
1:00 – 2:00 Thomas Regnier – Legal Imagery in Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Registration form:
http://shakespeare-oxford.com/wp-content/uploads/Conference_Registration_Form_2009.pdf
Register online at:
http://www.goestores.com/catalog.aspx?Merchant=shakespeareoxfordsociety&DeptID=170579
For online hotel reservations: Contact Angelica at Doubletree: 281-848-4001 or
1-800-222-TREE, angelica.canto@hilton.com, or reserve online at:
http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/HOUAPDT-SHP-20091105/index.jhtml

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