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2014 Madison Conference Agenda

The 2014 Shakespeare Authorship Conference will take place September 11-14 at the Overture Center in Madison, WI. Register here. Please note: All events and times are subject to change.
We look forward to seeing you in Madison!

Conference Schedule

Thursday, 11 September

12:00 – 1:15    Registration

1:15 – 1:30      Welcome – Opening of Conference & Review of Agenda

1:30 – 2:30     Shelly Maycock – Grafting Texts to Create New Strains: Jonson’s Intertextual connections between the Encomium to the First Folio and Shakespeare’s Richard III as rhetorical keys to concealed authorship

2:30 – 3:30     Julie Bianchi – Untangling Elizabethan Roots: A genealogical approach to the authorship question

3:30 – 3:45     Coffee break

3:45 – 4:45     James Norwood – Mark Twain and Shake-Speare: Soul Mates

4:45 – 5:00     Linda Theil – Looney “Shakespeare Identified” Centennial Brainstorm

5:00 – 5:10     Announcements


Friday, 12 September

8:30 – 9:15       W. Ron Hess – Did Oxford Use A Secretary Hand As Well As His Italic Hand? Could Oxford have perpetrated a documentary hoax on Shakspere?

9:15 – 10:00    Heward Wilkinson (England) – “If this be error and upon me proved”: ‘Deceptive Displacements’ and the Shakespeare Authorship Question.

10:00 – 10:15   Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:00    Don Rubin – Sisyphus and the Globe: Turning (on) the Media

11:00 – 11:30    John Shahan – Update on the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition

11:30 – 12:15    Alexander Waugh – Three Words to Think About

Buffet Lunch

1:00 – 1:50       Hanno Wember – Paper by Robert Detobel: Idle Hours

1:50 – 2:45       Ramon Jimenez – Six Characters in Search of an Author

2:45 – 3:00      Coffee Break

3:00 – 4:00      Bonner Cutting – Evermore in Subjection: Wardship in Early Modern England and its Impact on Edward de Vere.

4:00 – 5:00      Roger Stritmatter – By the Numbers: Palladis Tamia and the Shakespearean Question

Evening:         Cheryl Eagan-Donovan: Film – Premier screening Nothing is Truer Than Truth


Saturday, 13 September

8:30 – 9:45      Annual Meeting of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship

9:45 – 10:00    Coffee Break

10:00 – 10:45   Walter Hurst – Sabbioneta, Italy, An Intersection of Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Edward de Vere?

10:45 – 11:30    Michael Delahoyde – Oxford’s Early Errors

11:30 – 12:15    Earl Showerman – Much Ado about Hercules’ Labors of Love

Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:15       Alexander Waugh – Sweet Swan

2:15 – 3:00      James Warren – The Use of State Power in the Effort to Hide Edward de Vere’s Authorship of the Works Attributed to “William Shake-speare”

3:00 – 3:45      Newton Frohlich – The Shakespeare Mask

Evening Event – Separate Reservation required

4:00 p.m.        Bus leaves for APT in Spring Green for Much Ado about Nothing. Dinner and Play are included.

10:45 p.m.      Bus returns to Madison (arrives about midnight)


Sunday, 14 September

8:30 – 9:30      Linda Theil – Panel – “Every Power That Moves”: Using Mobile Tech to Advance SOF Goals

9:30 – 10:15     James McGrath – Shakespeare’s Numbers: English Metrical Verse and How It Is Spoken on Stage

10:15 – 10:30   Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:15    Ron Halstead – What’s Hecuba to Him? Connecting Life and Drama in Hamlet

11:15 – 12:00     Tom Regnier – Hamlet and the Law of Homicide: The Life of the Mind in Law and Art

12:00 – 12:15     Break

12:15 – 2:15       Closing Banquet with Keynote. Awards and Final words.

                    Hank Whittemore: 100 Reasons for Oxford’s Authorship of Shakespeare’s Works

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