by Linda Theil
Oberon chair Richard Joyrich, MD, will speak at the "Shakespeare Authorship Symposium" hosted by Interlochen Center for the Arts at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 22, 2017 in the Harvey Theater at Interlochen. Oberons plan to attend the day-long event, as well as the Interlochen production of Cardenio, attributed to John Fletcher and William Shakespeare, and directed by Interlochen instructor Dr. David Montee.
In honor of the Interlochen Theatre Division’s production of Cardenio, a “lost” play by William Shakespeare, and Shakespeare’s birthday/death day on April 23, we invite you to join us for a special day-long symposium on Saturday, April 22 to examine the authorship issue surrounding Shakespeare’s works. A distinguished panel of invited Shakespeare scholars, including Dr. Sabrina Feldman, author of The Apocryphal Shakespeare and The Shakespearean Glass Slipper, and Dr. Richard Joyrich, founding member of the Oberon Shakespeare Study Group, will join moderator, Academy Theatre Instructor, and director of Cardenio, Dr. David Montee, to provide a glimpse into the authorship controversy and different schools of thought.
Panelists will examine the mysteries and controversies and will also explore the mechanics of playwright collaboration in the Elizabethan/Jacobean Theatre. Symposium participants will come away from the session with new insights on the revered bard that will be of benefit to both educators and enthusiasts alike. To conclude the day, participants will have an opportunity to enjoy a special 30-minute “behind-the-scenes” pre-performance introduction to Cardenio, as presented by Interlochen’s production designers. The day is sure to delight and stir the imagination of those in attendance.The cost of attending the "Shakespeare Authorship Symposium" is $25; our readers may register for the symposium online. Tickets for Cardenio -- which is running the entire weekend of April 21, 22, and 23, 2017 -- must be purchased separately, but are also available online at the same site as the symposium tickets.