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The Questionable Identity of William Shakespeare

When: Monday, November 10, 2014
Time: 3:30 to 4:45 pm
Where: Royall Hall, Room 111 on UMKC Campus, 800 E. 52nd St., KC. Mo.
Admission: Free, RSVP not necessary
Parking: Metered visitor parking south of Royall Hall. Click here to see a map for parking.  Click on the map image to view a full-size map. The yellow block labelled A44 is the best place to park.  The metered parking fee is nominal.

Dr. Felicia Londré presents her annual lecture program at UMKC campus on the Shakespeare authorship question.

The lecture includes a slide presentation surveying the evidence relating to the authorship of the plays and sonnets of the author known as William Shake-speare. Was it William Shaksper of Stratford-upon-Avon or was it Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford?

Dr. Londré, Curators' Professor of Theatre at UMKC, is also Honorary Co-Founder of Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. She began presenting lectures on the Shakespeare authorship question in 1991 and has since presented the Oxfordian case to audiences in Hungary, Japan, China, and many American cities.

ESU members, guests and all students are invited to attend this fascinating, in-depth study of the controversy surrounding the authorship of the plays and sonnets attributed to William Shakespeare.

There will be handouts and time for questions afterward.  If you haven't heard Dr. Londre's presentation or are not familiar with many of the arguments surrounding this controversy, you should take time to attend this lecture.

While the English-Speaking Union does not endorse any particular position on this controversy and remains neutral on the Shakespeare authorship question, it does welcome and encourage debate on this centuries-old topic.


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