The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0502  Wednesday, 14 October 2009

From:       John F. Andrews <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:	    Friday, October 02, 2009 2:49 PM
Subject:    Programs with Deborah Tannen, Richard Easton, Marjorie 
Garber, and Judith Martin

Coming Soon to New York

THE SHAKESPEARE GUILD is pleased to announce a series of programs that 
will place the spotlight on award-winning actor Richard Easton and on 
three prominent authors: bestselling linguist Deborah Tannen, Harvard 
professor Marjorie Garber, and "Miss Manners" columnist Judith Martin 
and her daughter Jacobina. They're taking part in the GUILD's popular 
SPEAKING OF SHAKESPEARE series during a 2009-10 season that will also 
feature a February 22 gathering with director, critic, and playwright 
Robert Brustein and a May 17 chat with Columbia's James Shapiro, who 
will talk about the arguments of those who doubt that Shakespeare could 
have written the works attributed to him.

See the paragraphs that follow, and visit www.shakesguild.org for more 
information. There you'll find an order form and a link to an 
interactive online site that facilitates secure credit-card 
transactions. In the near future you'll also find program updates, 
including details about a Washington event with DEBORAH TANNEN on 
Wednesday, November 18.

In the writeups below, the "Member" prices apply to those who belong to 
join, or to renew an affiliation with, either organization, see the 
Registration and Membership section at the bottom of this page.


Monday, October 19, at 8:00 p.m.
NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South
Members $25, Non-Members $30

Our guest for October will be a Georgetown linguist who's redefined the 
way we think about conversation. DEBORAH TANNEN is most familiar for You 
Just Don't Understand!  This bestseller occupied the New York Times 
nonfiction list for four years, eight months at number one.  We're also 
in Dr. Tannen's debt for such illuminating volumes as The Argument 
Culture, I Only Say This Because I Love You, Talking from 9 to 5, and 
You're Wearing THAT?  She'll discuss and sign copies of You Were Always 
Mom's Favorite! -- a new book that explores the relationships among 
sisters. Drawing on scenes from Shakespeare as well as from everyday 
life, this study is just as engaging as previous publications from one 
of today's most influential observers. Dr. Tannen was featured last 
month on ABC's 20/20 and NPR's Morning Edition, and she was also 
interviewed by Deborah Solomon in the New York Times Magazine. Her 
latest volume will be on hand for purchase at a discount, and Dr. Tannen 
will be more than happy to inscribe copies for interested attendees.


Monday, November 16, at 8:00 p.m.
NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South
Members $25, Non-Members $30

Richard Easton won a Tony Award as poet A. E. Housman in the 2001 
Lincoln Center production of Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love. He 
returned to the same venue in 2006 for Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia. 
Other hits include the King in a Lincoln Center Henry V that starred 
Kevin Kline as Falstaff, and Sheldon Mowbray in a Royal National Theatre 
revival of Michael Frayn's Noises Off. Mr. Easton has appeared in most 
of Shakespeare's plays, in many cases several times in various parts, 
during a career that has featured associations with legends like Peggy 
Ashcroft, Jeremy Brett, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Alec Guinness, 
Tyrone Guthrie, Katharine Hepburn, Jeremy Irons, Helen Mirren, 
Christopher Plummer, and William Shatner. Moviegoers have admired him in 
Kenneth Branagh's Henry V and Dead Again. They've also lauded his 
performances in such recent films as Finding Forrester and Revolutionary 


Monday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m.
NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South
Members $25, Non-Members $30

A popular Harvard luminary who's been described by the New York Times as 
"one of the most powerful women in the academic world," Marjorie  Garber 
occupies the William R. Kenan Jr. chair in English and American 
literature and heads two of the university's interdisciplinary programs. 
Her many books include Shakespeare After All (which won Phi Beta Kappa's 
2005 Christian Gauss Award), Profiling Shakespeare (2008), and 
Shakespeare and Modern Culture (2008). She has appeared on PBS's Charlie 
Rose show, and has been called "the liveliest, wittiest, and most 
stimulating of writers about our culture." Renowned for provocative 
titles such as Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety 
(1992), Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life 
(1995), Dog Love (1996), and Sex and Real Estate (2000), Dr. Garber will 
reward SOS attendees with a fascinating conversation. Copies of one or 
more of her recent volumes will be available for purchase at a discount, 
and she'll be pleased to inscribe them.


Wednesday, January 13, at 8:00 p.m.
15 Gramercy Park South
Members $25, Non-Members $30

Moving ahead to January, we're looking forward to another sprightly 
book-length contribution from a journalist whose reporting at The 
Washington Post included film and theater reviews before she created the 
inimitable persona with whom she is most indelibly identified today. 
She'll be joined by her daughter and co-author Jacobina, and the two of 
them will talk about Miss Manners' Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified 
Wedding. Among other things, their conversation with the GUILD's John 
Andrews will touch on what goes right and wrong in the nuptial 
ceremonies that occur in Shakespeare's plays. A frequent guest on 
high-profile radio and television shows, JUDITH MARTIN is revered for 
her syndicated column and for Miss Manners' witty counsel on everything 
from "Civility" to "Eating," "Excruciatingly Correct Behavior," "Rearing 
Perfect Children," and "The Right Thing to Say." But she's also a 
novelist, with echoes of Jane Austen in titles such as Style and 
Substance, and a memoirist who has delighted us with an evocative homage 
to the world's most enchanting city in No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and 
Pursuit of Venice.


To register for one or more of these events, or to obtain details about 
them or about other offerings by THE SHAKESPEARE GUILD or THE 
ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION, all you need to do is reply to this message or 
make use of the contact details below. If you wish, we'll be honored to 
supply you with copies of newsletters or other material from both 

John F. Andrews, OBE
President, The Shakespeare Guild
Advisory Council, ESU Washington
New Mexico Humanities Council
5B Calle San Martin
Santa Fe, NM 87506
Phone 505 988 9560   Fax 505 983 0806
www.shakesguild.org or www.esuwdc.org

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