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ESU Attractions for the Holidays
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1988  Monday, 22 November 2004

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Date:           Friday, 19 Nov 2004 06:26:01 -0500
Subject:        ESU Attractions for the Holidays

ESU Attractions for the Holidays

Dear Colleague,

We're pleased to announce an splendid array of upcoming events, among
them a January 4 luncheon engagement with SIR HAROLD EVANS, whose new
PBS series, THEY MADE AMERICA, is now being shown on WETA TV. Other
luminaries on our calendar of coming attractions include British
historian SIR MAX HASTINGS and Stratford-based Shakespeare authority
STANLEY WELLS. For information about additional ESU activities, see
www.esuwdc.org/calendar.html.

We hope you'll join us for some if not all of these gatherings, and that
you'll be so kind as to convey this information to the audiences you serve.

With immense gratitude,
John Andrews

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Renaissance Scholar Stanley Wells

INTRODUCING A NEW BOOK ABOUT SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Cash Bar Reception 6:00, Dinner 6:45, Program 7:30 p.m.

WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW

$30 for Constituents of the American Friends of the Shakespeare
Birthplace Trust, the British-American Business Association, the
English-Speaking Union, RSC America, and The Shakespeare Guild; $35 for
Others

If you like Shakespeare, the odds are good that you're indebted to the
editor, historian, and critic who will be our principal speaker for this
stellar gathering. Stanley Wells is Chairman of the Shakespeare
Birthplace Trust, a former member of the Board of Governors of the Royal
Shakespeare Company, Professor of Shakespeare Studies Emeritus at the
University of Birmingham, a frequent contributor to the Times Literary
Supplement and other noted periodicals, and General Editor of The Oxford
Shakespeare, a highly regarded collection of the complete works.

For many years Dr. Wells edited Shakespeare Survey, a distinguished
annual, and presided over the Shakespeare Institute in
Stratford-upon-Avon. Meanwhile, he has compiled (often with eminent
co-authors) such significant volumes as The New Penguin Shakespeare, The
Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare, The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare,
Looking for Sex in Shakespeare, Shakespeare in the Theatre, Shakespeare
and the Moving Image, Shakespeare and Sexuality, Shakespeare: A Dramatic
Life, and Shakespeare: For All Time.

Dr. Wells and his colleague, Dr. Paul Edmondson, Director of Education
for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, will be with us to talk about, and
sign copies of, their new publication about Shakespeare's Sonnets.

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Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-45

A PRESENTATION BY BRITISH JOURNALIST SIR MAX HASTINGS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2

Lunch at 12:00 Noon, Program at 12:30 p.m.

THE EISENHOWER INSTITUTE, 915 15th Street NW, 8th Floor

$15 a Person

After completing a degree at Oxford, Max Hastings became a foreign
correspondent, reporting from more than sixty countries and eleven wars
for BBC TV and for London's Evening Standard. One of his best-selling
volumes, Bomber Command, won the Somerset Maugham Prize, and two titles,
Overlord and The Battle for the Falklands, won the Yorkshire Post's
citation for Book of the Year. Following a ten-year stint as Editor and
then Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph, Hastings became Editor of
the Evening Standard in 1996, a position from which he retired in 2001,
a few months before he received a well-merited knighthood from Her
Majesty the Queen. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Sir Max
has won numerous awards, among them Journalist of the Year and Editor of
the Year.

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Sir Harold Evans Discusses "They Made America"

A MAJOR BOOK THAT IS BEING FEATURED IN A NEW PBS SERIES

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4

Cash Bar Reception 11:30 a.m., Lunch 12:30 p.m., Program 1:00 p.m.

WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW

$25 for Attendees Not Affiliated with the WNDC

We're delighted to welcome the critically acclaimed authority behind a
beautiful volume that is now being featured in a celebrated PBS series.
They Made America is Sir Harold Evans' sequel to The American Century, a
best-seller that was named Book of the Year by both the New York Times
and Publishers Weekly.

Before he and his wife, Tina Brown, moved to the United States, Sir
Harold presided over the venerable Times of London. His was a reign of
excellence that lasted for a decade and a half (1967-82), and it
prompted his fellow journalists to honor him as Britain's
all-time-greatest newspaper editor. From 1990 to 1997 Sir Harold served
as president and publisher of the Random House trade group in New York,
and between 1997 and 1999 he guided the editorial fortunes of such
magazines as The Atlantic Monthly and U.S. News & World Report.

Sir Harold will provide highlights of an overview that conveys readers
from the steam engine to the search engine. He'll profile such vivid
personalities as Gary Kildall, who gave us the operating system that
facilitated the personal computer, Estee Lauder, who founded a legendary
cosmetics empire, and Ted Turner, who invented the 24-hour news channel.
Copies of They Made America will be available for purchase and for
inscription by their eminent author.

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Reserving for ESU Events

To obtain more detail about any of the programs described above, and to
make reservations for them, respondents may simply reply to this message
or call (202) 234-4602. The ESU will be happy to process orders that are
placed with MasterCard and Visa accounts.

John F. Andrews, OBE
Executive Director, Nation's Capital Branch
    The English-Speaking Union
President, The Shakespeare Guild
1604 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009-2512

Phone 202 234 4602   Fax 202 234 4639
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