“Shake-speare’s Treason” in Watertown MA

Our solo show SHAKE-SPEARE’S TREASON will hit the road again, this time to Watertown, Massachusetts, on Friday evening May 29, 2009 — as the prelude for what promises to be an exciting, informative event the next day.  Here’s the rundown as advertised:

A SYMPOSIUM:

SHAKESPEARE FROM THE OXFORDIAN PERSPECTIVE

First Parish of Watertown at Sunset

First Parish of Watertown at Sunset

Friday, May 29 & Saturday, May 30, 2009
Watertown Square, Massachusetts

Friday, May 29, at 7 p.m.

First Parish of Watertown, Unitarian Universalist, 35 Church Street

Hank Whittemore performs his acclaimed one-man show, Shake-speare’s Treason. Written by Hank Whittemore and Ted Story, and based on Whittemore’s book The Monument. A provocative interpretation of Shakespeare’s sonnets, Shake-speare’s Treason explores the love and betrayal, murder and mistaken identity behind these poems.  Directed by Ted Story.

Discussion and reception to follow the performance.  Suggested donation $10, Students Free Admission

Saturday, May 30, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Watertown Free Public Library

Watertown Free Public Library

Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room, 1st floor

Alex McNeil, President of The Shakespeare Fellowship, will be Master of Ceremonies.  We are delighted to have Shakespeare Fellowship Trustee, Bonner Miller Cutting presenting ‘Shakespeare’s’ Will considered Too Curiously, and Mark Anderson, journalist and author of Shakespeare By Another Name, presenting Overjoyed, Over Him, Overbury: The New ‘Cobbe Portrait of Shakespeare’ and what it means for the authorship question.

We are also pleased to welcome Marie Merkel, poet, in her first Oxfordian presentation, Raising the Dead: Ben Jonson & The Tempest. Our final speaker is Bill Boyle, librarian, editor and long-time Oxfordian, who will reprise his presentation, Shakespeare and the Succession Crisis of the 1590s.

Watertown MA on the Map

Watertown MA on the Map

From Will’s “second-best bed” to Willobie’s censored “Avisa,” there will be much food for thought and inspiration for discussion. Whether you are already a lover of Shakespeare, or new to the works, please join us for a fascinating weekend event!

Admission Free and Open to the Public
RSVP by May 27 is recommended to ensure a space.

For program schedule and additional information, or to RSVP, please visit:
www.shakespearesymposium.org, or telephone: 617-955-3198

The Watertown Dam

The Watertown Dam

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