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2018 Oakland Conference Agenda

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Conference

October 11 – 14, 2018 | Oakland Marriott Hotel

For details and to register, visit our Conference page.                                                   

Schedule of Events

THURSDAY: October 11

10:00 – 1:00 – Conference Registration1:00 – 1:15 – Welcome, Introductions and Orientation.

1:15 – 2:00 – Wally Hurst: “Blame It on the Bard: Why the Author ‘Shakespeare’ is Responsible for World War I and World War II”

2:00 – 2:45 – David Rains Wallace: “Shakespeare, Beowulf, and Wilderness”

2:45 – 3:15 – Coffee/Tea Break

3:15 – 4:00 – Theresa Lauricella:I Took Thee for thy Better: The Prestige of Polonius”

4:00 – 4:45 – Robert Detobel (Read by Don Rubin): “The Soul of Nero”

4:45 – 5:30 – Steven Sabel: “Not to Modernize: Why the ‘translating’ of the Bard’s texts to modern language corrupts performance of the works and further conceals the true author.”

5:30 – 7:00 – Hosted Wine and Cheese reception.

FRIDAY: October 12

8:30 – 9:15 – Julie Bianchi: “Twins separated at Birth?  A Cultural and Genealogical Investigation of Two Identities Set in Stone”

9:15 – 9:30 – John Hamill: Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Research Grants Report

9:30 – 10:15 – Michael Delahoyde and Coleen Moriarty: De Veres di Venezia

10:15 – 10:45 – Coffee/Tea Break

10:45 – 12:30 – Dating Shakespeare’s Plays Panel: Ramon Jiménez, Katherine Chiljan, and Kevin Gilvary

12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch (on own).

1:30 – 2:15 – W. Ron Hess and Jan Scheffer: “A Marriage Joust in Trebizond: Commedia Erudita and Sinister Politics In 1575”

2:15 – 3:00 – Katherine Chiljan: Oxford’s First Posthumous Defamation”

3:00 – 3:30 – Coffee/Tea Break.

3:30 – 4:15 – James Warren: “J. Thomas Looney – an Unknown Fighter”

4:15 – 5:00 – The SI-100 Committee Panel on Looney Centennial – James Warren, Kathryn Sharpe and Bryan Wildenthal

5:00 – 6:00 – Alex McNeil: Oxfordian Jeopardy

8:00 – 9:30 – Robin Phillips – Screening of Final Cut of “Oh, Mistress Mine”

SATURDAY: October 13

8:30 – 10:00 – Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Annual Membership Meeting.

10:00 – 10:30 – Coffee/Tea Break.

10:30 – 11:00 – Kevin Gilvary: “The Origins of the Curtain Theatre in 1577-78”

11:00 – 11:45 – Bonner Cutting: “Alas Poor Anne: The Second Best Bed in Historical Context”

11:45 – 1:45 – Buffet Lunch with Speaker – Tom Regnier: “Opening a Door in Academia”

1:45 – 3:45 – Dark Lady of the Sonnets Debate: Katherine Chiljan, Hank Whittemore, and John Hamill, with Jeff Falzone, as moderator.

3:45 – 4:00 – Coffee/Tea break

4:00 – 4:45 – Earl Showerman: “Shakespeare and Greece: A Review of the Recent Literature”

4:45 – 5:30 – John Shahan: Is the Birthplace Trust Lying?

5:30 – 7:00 Break

7:00 – 9:00 – Cheryl Eagan-Donovan: California Premiere of the Final Cut of “Nothing Is Truer than Truth”

SUNDAY: October 14

9:00 – 9:45 – Kevin Gilvary: “Who Was James I’s Favorite Dramatist?”

9:45 – 10:45 – Roger Stritmatter: He Who Takes the Pain to Pen the Book”: A New Book on the Poetry of the 17th Earl of Oxford, including poems signed “Ignoto” and “Shepherd Tony” in England’s Helicon, First Attributed to him in 1921 by J.T. Looney

10:45 – 11:00 – Coffee/Tea Break (Check out of Hotel)

11:00 – 11:45 – Mark Alexander: “Closing Argument – The Grand Jury Indictment for the Crime of Writing the Shakespeare Poems and Plays”

11:45 – 12:00 – Break (Check out of Hotel)

12:00 – 2:00 – Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Banquet and Awards – Open Mic

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