SOF’s Speakers Bureau recently fulfilled requests for speakers on the Shakespeare Authorship Question (SAQ). Tom Townsend and Newton Frohlich made appearances on behalf of the Speakers Bureau.
Tom Townsend was invited by Nancy Lucht, an SOF member, to speak on the SAQ at Mirabella, an active retirement community, in Seattle Washington.
On February 3, 2017 Townsend introduced the SAQ to approximately 50 people. Following his talk, the audience asked provocative questions about other Authorship candidates and inquired why Edward de Vere used a pseudonym, but they did not question or comment on the Stratford Man! Further, two audience members suggested that Townsend should present on the SAQ for other groups, both located in Seattle.
Townsend spoke again at Mirabella on February 17 about Romeo and Juliet. The audience was interested in more information and Townsend provided them with reference materials to further their investigation on the SAQ. Both Nancy Lucht and co-director of the Mirabella Lifelong Learning, Carolyn Blount, indicated they were pleased with Townsend’s two thought-provoking presentations.
On February 18, Newton Frohlich, author of the Oxfordian novel, The Shakespeare Mask, gave a talk on “The Man Behind Hamlet” at a cocktail party sponsored by the Brewster, Massachusetts Lawn Society. The event was organized by former state senator, Henri Rauschenbach, who contacted the SOF looking for a speaker on a Shakespearean topic. About 30 people attended the optional black-tie event. Mr. Rauschenbach later told Newton that after he and his wife left, the guests continued to talk about Newton’s book and the authorship of the works of Shakespeare for quite a while, apparently intrigued and stimulated.
The Shakespeare Mask won the Ben Franklin Gold Medal for Best Historical Novel. Newton has also written 1492, a novel about Christopher Columbus, and he is working on a novel about the American Revolution.
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