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Mark Anderson will keynote Ashland conference

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson, author of Shakespeare
By Another Name, a biography of the 17th
Earl of Oxford, will be keynote speaker
at the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship
authorship conference September 24-27,
2015 in Ashland, OR.

Ashland authorship conference update
reported by Earl Showerman

For further information on lodgings or travel, or to register for the SOF conference and reserve group order theatre tickets, go to: 2015 Conference

The early response of both scholars and the membership to gather in Ashland, Oregon for the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship annual conference September 24-27, 2015 has been remarkable.  The program schedule includes over 25 presentations, featuring a number of scholars from Great Britain, and an exhibit of Renaissance folio editions from the special collection at the Hannon Library of Southern Oregon University. Full registration includes all plenary sessions, a printed syllabus, an opening reception, two buffet lunches, and the awards banquet at the conclusion of the program.

Group ticket sales to the three Shakespeare plays in production at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival have been robust, and as of June 21, the tickets reserved for the SOF group for Pericles have sold out. Theatre tickets to Much Ado about Nothing and Antony and Cleopatra are still available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For SOF conference registrants unable to purchase tickets to the OSF production of Pericles, a video of the 1984 BBC production will be screened at the Ashland Springs Ballroom on the same evening as the OSF production.

For further information on lodgings or travel, or to register for the SOF conference and reserve group order theatre tickets, go to 2015 Conference.

Program schedule for conference events in Ashland, OR:

Thursday, September 24, 2015
8:00 – 12:00 – Conference Registration Opens
9:00 – 12:00 – Exhibit of Folio Editions at Hannon Library of Southern Oregon University
10:00 – 12:00 – Screening of Nothing Is Truer than Truth at Ashland Springs Hotel Ballroom – Cheryl Eagan-Donovan
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch (on own)
1:00 – 1:15 – Welcome, Introductions and Orientation
1:15 – 2:00 – Michael Morse: “Such virtue hath my pen”:  Onomastic Wit and Revelatory Wordplay in Shake-speare’s Sonnets
2:00 – 2:45 – Jan Scheffer: Oxford’s Capture by Pirates, April 1576
2:24 – 3:00 – Coffee/Tea Break
3:00 – 3:45 – Heward Wilkinson: Did We Mislay Hamlet’s ‘as ‘twere’ on the Way to the Authorship Amphitheatre?
3:45 – 4:30 – Don Rubin: Methinks the Man:  Peter Brook and the Authorship Question
4:30 – 5:00 – Alexander Waugh & Roger Stritmatter: A New Shakespeare Allusion Book
5:00 – 5:30 – Shakespeare Identified 100
5:30 – 7:30 – Opening Reception with No-Host Bar and Appetizers
8:00 – 10:40 – Much Ado about Nothing (Bowmer Theatre)

Friday,  September 25, 2015
8:00 – 8:30 – William J. Ray:  The Droeshout Etching as a Revolutionary Renaissance Work of Art
8:30 – 9:15 – Robert Prechter: Why Did Robert Greene Repent His Former Works?
9:15 – 10:00 – Margrethe Jolly: Romeo and the Grafter
10:00 – 10:10 – Michael Morse: eMERITAS
10:10 – 10:30 – Coffee/Tea Break
10:30 – 11:30 – OSF Actor Panel: Much Ado about Nothing
11:30 – 12:15 – Julia Cleave: Shakespeare and the Visual Arts: The Case of the Bassano Fresco
12:15 – 1:30 – Buffet Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 – Ros Barber: Shakespeare: The Evidence
2:15 – 3:00 – Alexander Waugh: ‘Vulgar Scandal’ mentioned in Shakespeare’s sonnets
3:00 – 3:15 – Coffee/Tea Break
3:15 – 4:15 – Michael Delahoyde: Antony & Cleopatra
4:15 – 5:00 – Richard Whalen: The Queen’s ‘Worm’ in Antony and Cleopatra
5:00 – 5:30 – Julia Cleave: Antony and Cleopatra as Chymical Theatre
5:30 – Adjourn
8:00 – 11:00 – Antony and Cleopatra (Allen Elizabethan Theatre)

Saturday, September 26, 2015
8:00 – 9:30 – Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Annual Membership Meeting
9:30 – 10:15 – Mark Anderson: Shapiro Agonistes — Why James Shapiro’s claims of a Jacobean phase to Shakespeare’s career are wrong
10:15 – 10:30 – Coffee/Tea Break
10:30 – 11:30 OSF Actor Panel – Antony & Cleopatra
11:30 – 12:15 – Kevin Gilvary – Who Wrote Shakespeare’s First Biography?
12:15 – 1:30 – Buffet Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 – Katherine Chiljan – Origins of the Shakespeare Pen Name
2:15 – 3:00 – Roger Stritmatter The Theology of Pericles
3:00 – 3:15 – Coffee/Tea break
3:15 – 4:00 – Wally Hurst – Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Its Authorship, The Question of Collaboration, and its Place in the Shakespearean Canon
4:00 – 4:45 – Earl Showerman – Pericles: Shakespeare’s Early Tragi-Comedic Miracle Play
4:45 – 5:30 – Ren Draya: Shakespeare’s The Tempest:  Music, Structure, and Fantasy
5:30 – Adjourn
7:30 – 10:30 – Screening of BBC Pericles in Ashland Springs Ballroom
8:00 – 10:30 – Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Thomas Theatre)

Sunday, September 27, 2015
8:00– 8:45 – John Shahan: Shakespeare Authorship Coalition Update
8:45 – 9:30 – James Warren: Oxfordian Theory and Academia: Past, Future and Present
9:30 – 10:15 – Tom Regnier: The Law of Evidence and the Shakespeare Authorship Question
10:15 – 11:00 – Coffee/Tea Break
10:30 – 11:30 OSF Actor Panel – Pericles
11:30 – 12: 30 – Legitimizing the SAQ Panel: Tom Regnier, Wally Hurst, James Warren, and John Shahan
12:30 – 2:00 – SOF Awards Banquet – Keynote Speaker – Mark Anderson

Earl Showerman is chairperson of the 2015 SOF conference in Ashland, OR. Showerman, Richard Joyrich, John Hamill, Bonner Miller Cutting, Don Rubin, and Wally Hurst form the nucleus of the SOF annual conference committee.

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