March Shakespeare News

01 April 2014 | Nothing is Truer Than Truth

Controversy Films presents Nothing is Truer than Truth

Shakespeare in Portland, Washington D.C., London, Boston, and more…

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136We are very excited to announce that we have been invited to present a preview of the Controversy Films feature-length documentary NOTHING IS TRUER THAN TRUTH at the 18th annual Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre (SARC) conference, to be held at Concordia University, Portland, OR, April 10-13, 2014. The conference will convene Thursday evening at 6 PM with a reception and screening of Joss Whedon’s contemporary film version of Much Ado about Nothing, followed by a short presentation on Shakespeare’s sources for this comedy in the context of literary patronage and attribution. The special screening of NOTHING IS TRUER THAN TRUTH will take place on Saturday, April 12th at 7:30 PM.

Registration and additional information here.

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A Conference at the Folger Shakespeare Library
April 3-5, 2014
From the Folger Library website:

“There is no more iconic figure with whom to push forward a fresh critical evaluation of the aims and methods of literary biography than Shakespeare.”

The conference opens Thursday evening with a session that doubles as Shakespeare’s Birthday Lecture. In his presentation on “Shakespeare, Biography & Anti-Biography,” Brian Cummings will assay the problem of writing a life of Shakespeare.

Read more about the conference here.

More Adventures in Screenwriting:

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Thanks to GrubStreet Center for Creative Writing member and new indie publishing shop founder Sue Williams for inviting me to talk about my work, screenwriting methods, and favorite auteurs.

Read the entire interview here…

My next Introduction to Screenwriting Class at GrubStreet begins April 16th.Register or find out more about the course. 

From The Independent…

Wednesday 26 March 2014

By Jess Denham

Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch to play Hamlet on London stage in 2015
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The Sherlock star, 37, will play Shakespeare’s tragic hero at London’s Barbican Theatre from August to October, in a performance directed by Chimerica‘s Lyndsey Turner and produced by the highly acclaimed Sonia Friedman.

Read the whole story here. 

The Annual Shakespeare Now! Boston Sonnet-thon
Shakespeare Now! Theatre Company announces the return of the Annual Boston Shakespeare Sonnet-thon. This spectacular event, called “Boston’s  most important theater event of the year,” will be held at the

Boston Public Library, Copley Square, on Monday, April 7, 2014, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  
The Sonnet-thon is a public performance event of all 154 of Shakespeare’s Sonnets presented, in chronological order, by interested participants, including Controversy Films director Cheryl Eagan-Donovan. This annual literary event was documented by Controversy Films crew in 2007.
Congratulations to Shakespeare Authorship Scholar Dr. Robin Fox

From The Sanibel Sentinel:
March 27, 2014

Sanibel winter resident Dr. Robin Fox will be inducted into The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, in April. Membership in the academy is the highest honor that the national scientific community can bestow on an American scientist. The institution (founded by Abraham Lincoln and Congress in 1863) provides scientific advice to the president and Congress. Fox, who will join both the anthropology and evolutionary biology sections of the academy, is university professor of social theory and research professor of anthropology at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he founded the department of anthropology in 1967. More…

Thank you to everyone who has supported the project by donating through our fiscal sponsor, The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) New York. All donations made through IFP are 100% tax deductible and proceeds go directly to the film.
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We still need to raise funds for rights clearances, music, graphics, color correction, online editing, and festival entries.



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