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Shakespeare Authorship Forum – IN-PERSON @ Coronado Library and via ZOOM

June 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us as we dive into both sides of this fierce debate, including an appearance by Cheryl Eagan-Donovan, acclaimed documentary filmmaker.

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Join us IN-PERSON at the Coronado Public Library or via ZOOM

RSVP on Eventbrite to receive the zoom link.

For hundreds of years, doubts have been raised as to whether William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon, a man of limited education and experience, actually wrote the plays poems, and sonnets credited to him. Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Henry James, Orson Welles, and Malcom X, to name a few, have expressed such doubts.

At the forum, we will introduce the question for the general audience by showing 20 minutes of a documentary, “Last Will. & Testament,” which provides viewpoints of both so-called “Orthodox” scholars and doubters. An informal discussion will follow, moderated by Gordon Gidlund, past President of the Society, with the intent of more fully airing the controversy. Local notables representing both sides will contribute to the discussion.

The forum will also include a Zoom appearance by Cheryl Eagan-Donovan, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, who will argue in favor of a leading author candidate, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, a highly educated nobleman in the court of Queen Elizabeth, who traveled extensively in Italy where so many of the plays take place.

Coronado Public Library: 640 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

Zoom: a link will be available on the “Online Event” page for those who register for that ticket type


Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Av
Coronado, CA 92118 United States
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