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Pasadena Shakespeare Authorship Conference, October 18-21 — More Info About Speakers and Activities. Be Sure To Register and Book Your Hotel Room

The eighth annual joint authorship conference of the Shakespeare Fellowship and the Shakespeare Oxford Society will convene in Pasadena, California October 18-21, 2012 at the Courtyard Pasadena Old Town by Marriott. For special conference room rates, call 888-236-2427 or reserve rooms on line at: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxot-courtyard-los-angeles-pasadena-old-town.

More details below about the outstanding lineup of activities, speakers and performers at the Pasadena Shakespeare Authorship Conference, October 18-21.  Be sure to register and book your hotel room soon.  Visit: http://www.shakespeare-oxford.com/?p=138 or our main website: http://www.shakespeare-oxford.com.

Opening the conference on Thursday, 10/18 are Alex McNeill, Jamieanne Reinelt, Linda Taylor, and Professors Helen Gordon and Don Rubin. Tour of the Huntington Library at 1:00 pm.

On Friday, Jennifer Newton, creator of The Shakespeare Underground, will open the conference, followed by Sabrina Feldman, author of The Apocryphal William and then Professor Roger Stritmatter. During our hosted lunch, James Ulmer will present a program on Shakespeare in Hollywood Film.

John Hamill will open the afternoon session, followed by a group exhibit of 16th century Oxfordian titles at the Huntington Library. The afternoon session will conclude with performances by Alan Green, author of The Holy Trinity Solution, as well as Sylvia Holmes and Betzi Roe. Friday evening will be dedicated to a screening of Lisa Wilson and Laura Wilson Mathias’ documentary, Last Will. and Testament.

Saturday morning will begin with a screening of outtakes from Last Will. & Testament, followed by presentations by Bonner Cutting and Professor Jack Shuttleworth, who has recently completed editing of the Oxfordian Hamlet edition.

After a hosted Lunch, the conference keynote address will be delivered by Professor Tony Pointon, author of The Man Who Was Never Shakespeare. The afternoon will also feature Cheryl Eagan-Donovan’s new documentary, Nothing is Truer than Truth, as well as Katherine Chiljan, author of Shakespeare Suppressed, and John Shahan, Chairman of the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition.

Sunday presentations will focus on Shakespeare’s medical knowledge with presentations by Dr. Lance Fogan and Dr. Earl Showerman, and on Shakespeare’s legal knowledge with Tom Regnier. The conference will conclude with a  hosted awards banquet and panel on new media and the authorship challenge.

September SOS news out this week

The September 2009 issue of the Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter will be mailed this week. This hefty, 48-page issue features:

· scholarly articles listed below,
· John Shahan’s response to skeptic Michael Shermer’s challenge in Scientific American also available on the SOS blog at: https://shakespeareoxfordsociety.wordpress.com/2009/08/02/shahans-letter-to-shermer-the-skeptic/
· updates on Cheryl Eagan-Donovan’s film project, “Nothing is Truer than Truth”,
· and the Paul Altrocchi and Hank Whittemore multi-volume project Building the Case for Edward deVere as Shakespeare also available on the SOS blog at: https://shakespeareoxfordsociety.wordpress.com/2009/07/04/altrocchiwhittemore-build-the-case/
· as well as news items and reviews by Richard Whelan and Stephanie Hughes.

Scholarly articles include:
· Marie Merkel’s “Ben Jonson and The Tempest” – was the play by Shakespeare?
· Derran Charlton’s “Edward de Vere as Henry IV” – was Oxford on the stage?
· William Ray’s “Proofs of Oxfordian Authorship in the Shakespearean Apocrypha” – did Oxford ghost for Anne Vavasour?
· Robert Prechter’s “Sombody We Know Is behind No-body and Some-body” – was de Vere writing plays long before Shakespeare appeared on the scene?

Hardcopy of the newsletter is available as a benefit of Shakespeare-Oxford Society membership. Support SOS by joining online at:
http://www.goestores.com/catalog.aspx?Merchant=shakespeareoxfordsociety&DeptID=27020.

SOS membership also includes hardcopy of the SOS annual journal, The Oxfordian — a new issue of The Oxfordian is due out in time for the SF/SOS joint conference in Houston November 5-8, 2009.

Newsletter articles from all issues since January 1999 through the current issue (after a brief six-week embargo) are available free online through local, university, and state libraries under the Academic OneFile listing.

For example, I can log onto the Michigan state e-library at: http://mel.org by using my Michigan driver’s license, and access all files on the Academic OneFile listing that includes the Shakespeare-Oxford Newsletter. Articles are also available online through subscription to the Gale Group Access My Library site at: http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/browse_JJ_S091.

Linda Theil, Editor
Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter