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Congratulations to Marina...

Marina Tarlinskaya's book, "Shakespeare and the Versification of English Drama, 1561—1642," has been accepted for publication by Ashgate Publishers. Publication will occur later this year.

The book contains an analysis of various numerically measurable properties of the verse of essentially all known poets of the period. From it one can obtain a "signature" of each poet, which is then useful in determining the authorship of anonymous works, or the identification of authors act-by-act for collaborative works.


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Member news from Barbee Tucker-Pigott

Dear ESU Friends,

Thank you for the many cards and emails expressing condolences upon learning of the death of my grandson, Torin Tucker. Your warm thoughts have been a solace and I appreciate each one. Torin was an amazing young man and I am grateful to have had him in my life. (For more information, you can google his name.)

Barbee Tucker-Pigott


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March Reception News

The home of Phyllis Failor was the venue for the March reception—a lovely and comfortable place. A big thank you goes to Phyllis and also to Gay Saunders who organized the bountiful table for the reception.

The following are the people who helped Gay, providing the food: Josephine Hays, Mary Mohler, Ingrid Philbrick, Sarah Atwood, Eleanor Monroe, Allison Ellison, Norma Jean Kritsonis, Julie Albright and, of course, Gay Saunders.

It was a wonderful evening with great food, great drinks (thanks to Joe and Steve) and great attendance including three of the past scholarship winners (thank you, Loveday). A real success!

—Marlene Holbrook


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Shakespeare Committee Report

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Shakespeare Winner Abby Carter

Last month our branch hosted our 27th Annual Shakespeare Competition at the Frye Art Museum. We had a great group of students that participated this year. Besides having high schools from around the Seattle area, we had Oak Harbor High School participate for the first time!!

The winners this year are as follows:

  • First Place: Interlake High School Abby Carter
  • Second Place: Overlake High School Emily Lautch
  • Third Place: Oak Harbor High School Nikeesa Gooding

See photos of the event in the photos section. We want to congratulate all of the participants for such wonderful performances.

—Susan Wilson, Chairperson


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National Board Members

Good to know that we now have two Seattle branch members on the ESU National Board. William Maschmeier and Loveday Conquest represent the very best in terms of service to both our branch and the national organization. We are fortunate to have both of them on our local board as well. Thank you for your many efforts.


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