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SOS newsletter out, editor sought

The December 2009 issue of the Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter is being printed and will be mailed next week. This issue was delayed one month so that we could include coverage of the November 2009 Shakespeare Fellowship/Shakespeare Oxford Society Conference in Houston, Texas.

Highlights of this issue of the newsletter include:

  • SOS Vice-president Richard Joyrich’s extensive report on the Houston conference,
  • a fascinating article on “Rowe’s Shakespeare Biography” by Frank Davis
  • an article on “The Two Shakespeares” — the Stratford monument and the First Folio frontispiece – by SOS President John Hamill,
  • and a comprehensive financial report by SOS Treasurer Susan Grimes Width.

To support this important outreach of the Shakespeare Oxford Society, please become a member of SOS. You may join the organization online at: http://www.goestores.com/catalog.aspx?Merchant=shakespeareoxfordsociety&DeptID=27020

The March 2010 issue of the newsletter is currently underway. Once the March issue is published, I will step down as the SOS newsletter editor in order to concentrate on administering the organization’s Internet news site in this space, the Shakespeare Oxford Society News Online. If you have any questions or comments about online coverage, please contact me: Linda Theil at <mailto:linda.theil@gmail.com>.

SOS Second Vice-president for Publications and Public Relations Matthew Cossolotto is accepting applications and suggestions for the Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter editor position now. Please address correspondence to him at <mailto:matthew@ovations.com> or write him at the SOS office at PO Box 808, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598-0808. The office may be reached by telephone at 914-962-1717.

SOS officers assigned duties

The Shakespeare Oxford Society board of trustees elected officers on December 12. President John Hamill was elected by the board at their November meeting during the annual meeting and conference in Houston. New officers are First Vice-president Richard Joyrich and Second Vice-president Matthew Cossolotto. Incumbent officers Secretary Virginia Hyde and Treasurer Susan Grimes Width were also re-elected.

President John Hamill reported today that a new committee has been formed, and will be headed by Second Vice-president Cossolotto:

Matthew Cossolotto has been selected as the Second Vice-president of the Shakespeare Oxford Society, and chairperson of the newly created Publications/Public Relations Committee.   Publications and public relations are very much related to each other, and we want to increase our public relations outreach, and expand the use of the SOS newsletter and The Oxfordian in this effort.  This will be a very challenging task for all of us.  Matthew is full of ideas as to how to improve both our publications and outreach.

First Vice-president Richard Joyrich will continue to be in charge of membership development.

Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter out

A new issue of the quarterly Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter has been published thanks to the work of many fine writers and skilled editors including former editor Lew Tate, the entire Shakespeare-Oxford Society Publications Committee: Chairman John Hamill, Katherine Chiljan, Richard Smiley, Ramon Jimenez, Frank Davis, Brian Bechtold and Jim Brooks, and to Richard Whalen and all the Oxfordians whose generosity inspired this effort.

In this space we will preview the current newsletter with a letter from SOS President Matthew Cossolotto and an interview with playwright Alan Navarre. Other articles in the current issue include:
a report of the thirteenth Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference by Richard Joyrich, MD
a commentary on the April 2009 Wall Street Journal article on Justice John Paul Stevens’ Oxfordian point-of-view by R. Thomas Hunter, PhD
a translation and elucidation of Spanish ambassador Antonio Perez’s letters by John Hamill,
an article on the relevance of Shakspere’s signatures by Frank Davis
and a review of Stanley Wells’ Is It TrueWhat They Say about Shakespeare? by Richard Whalen.

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 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.

Linda Theil, Editor
Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter