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Tentative Speakers, Topics and Lecture Times for Ann Arbor Conference

Ann Arbor Shakespeare Authorship Conference Agenda

Thursday, November 9

1:30 – 2:00 Dr. Richard Joyrich – Greetings and General Announcements

2:00 – 2:45 Matthew Cossolotto – Outreach Strategies

2:45 – 3:30 Hank Whittemore – The Subject of the Sonnets… is The Sonnets

3:30 – 3:45 BREAK

3:45 – 4:15 Sean Phillips – Bard, Rebel, Queen, Clown: The Late Sonnets and the Essex Rebellion

4:15 – 5:00 Dr. Peter Austin-Zacharias – The Boar Among the Flowers: A Closer Look at
The Adventures Passed by F.J.

5:00 – 5:15 BREAK

5:15 – 7:00 Movie – Shakespeare Behind Bars

Friday, November 10

8:30- 9:45 Shakespeare Oxford Society Annual Meeting

9:45-10:00 BREAK

10:00 – 10:15 Matthew Cossolotto and Ted Story – Welcome and Introductions

10:15 – 11:00 Dr. Paul Altrocchi – Ideational Change: Why Is It So Difficult?

11:00 – 11:45 Professor Robin Fox -Personal Reflections and the Grammar School Issue

11:45 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:00 – 1:45 Tom Townsend – Shakespeare and the Essential Common Man Theory

1:45 – 2:30 Ron Hess – In 1635 did Thomas Heywood Identify Shakespeare as an Imitator?

2:30 – 2:45 BREAK

2:45 – 3:30 Barbara Burris – The Provenance of the Ashbourne Portrait

3:30 – 4:15 Bill Farina – Puritan Politics and Geography Lessons: The Authorship Debate as an Educational Device

4:15 – 5:00 Matthew Cossolotto – Launching an Oxfordian Speakers Bureau

Saturday, November 11

8:30- 9:45 Shakespeare Fellowship Annual Meeting

9:45- 10:00 BREAK

10:00 – 10:15 Dr. Richard Joyrich – General Announcements

10:15 – 11:15 The Tempest Panel Moderated by Professor Ren Draya

11:15 – 12:00 Professor Roger Stritmatter – A Movable Feast: The Liturgical
Symbolism and Design of The Tempest

12:00 – 1:15 LUNCH

1:15 – 2:00 Dr. Ron Halstead – Sources of the Alchemical Images of the The Tempest

2:00 – 3:00 Professor Michael Egan – Tragedy of Richard II, Part I

3:00 – 3:15 BREAK

3:15 – 4:00 Dr. Tom Hunter – Shylock, Jew and No Jew: Why Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice Is Not Anti-Semitic

4:00 – 5:00 Alex McNeil – Oxfordian Jeopardy

Sunday, November 12

8:30 – 9:15 Dr. Richard Desper – “Stars or Suns” : The Portrayal of the Earls of Oxford in Elizabethan Drama

9:15 – 10:00 Professor Thomas Regnier – Disclaiming Shakespeare’s Legal Knowledge

10:00 – 10:15 BREAK

10:15 – 11:00 Richard Whalen – Shakespeare’s Plays Allegedly Written after 1604:
Not Proven and Here’s Why

11:00 – 11:45 Dr. Earl Showerman – All in the Family: God and Greeks in The Winter’s Tale

11:45 – 12:00 BREAK

12:00 – 2:00 BANQUET & AWARDS CEREMONY

2:00 – 3:45 Movie: Shakespeare Behind Bars

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