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Barbara Hobens

Oxfordian, wildlife and historical garden designer, author & speaker in Cold Spring

Most Successful Fraud in History: William Shakespeare

PRESENTED ON MAR 27, 2014
IN GARRISON @ VOL 5

Everyone knows who William Shakespeare is, but are the facts about him true? Barbara Hobens does not think so and in fact denounces him as the true writer of all the infamous classic plays and writings. Rather she gives convincing evidence on how Edward de Vere is likely the Shakespeare we all thought we knew. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 11, 2014.

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Moving to the Shakespeare Beat

BY BEN SPILLER
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 26, 2012

Can you move to the Shakespeare beat? Ben Spiller will make sure that you do, before introducing you to the Shakespeare workout. (in English).

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Defining Ethical Business Practices

BY MARCI DE VRIES
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 03, 2014

Entrepreneur Marci De Vries discusses the fine line between committing crime and just having guts and how that relates to being a successful entrepreneur.

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The Most Mysterious Book In the World

BY JAY HILL
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

"The script, the text, the language that appears in this document, appears nowhere else on earth. To this day, nobody knows the meaning even a single word of it."

In honor of International Literacy DayPechaKucha Night Asheville Organizer Jay Hill's "The Most Mysterious Book in the World" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol 8 is being featured as PechaKucha of the Day! In a world where so few codes remain unbroken and the secrets of so many ancient, obscure writing systems have been revealed, one medieval manuscript remains completely shrouded in mystery. Watch this presentation to check out what Jay has to say about the ever-mysterious Voynich Manuscript!

 

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How Shakespeare saved my Mojo

BY LISA SCOTT
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2015

Lisa Scott returned from the Middle East in 2009 to discover all the jobs were gone she then decided to become a writer. Since then, her work has received several awards including a Qantas for Humour/satire in 2010 and Magazine Publishers' Association Journalist of the Year in 2011.

As well as her regular columns for NEXT and the Otago Daily Times, Lisa writes for North and South and NZ Life & Leisure. She lives in Dunedin with a large economist.

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Shakespeare in Sculpture

BY JUDY SIGUNICK
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2016

Sculptor Judy Sigunick presents her large scale ceramic figurative work and how its inspired by the fiction of Shakespeare. Plus a little kimchi.

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All the World's a Stage

BY LEIGH TRACY
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Reflecting on his interest in theater and politics, Leigh Tracy explores William Shakespeare’s proposition, “All the world’s a stage; and men and women merely players.” He recreates some characters from various plays, looks at politics as theater, and concludes with a spiritual perspective on politics and the stage.

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When History and Fiction Collide

BY DAVID ARENSTAM
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 10, 2016

David Arenstam is a teacher and writer. He received his undergraduate degree from Bates College and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Harvard University. He teaches at Thornton Academy in Saco, where he was a Maine Teacher of the Year finalist. As a journalist, David regularly contributes articles to local newspapers, magazines, and online media companies. He recently published his debut novel, “Homecoming: A Soldier’s Story of Loyalty, Courage, and Redemption.” Two weeks after its publication, David’s novel was nominated for the 2017 William E. Colby Award for emerging writers of military fiction or nonfiction. 

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Sir William MacGregor: doctor, governor, explorer and collector

BY NEIL CURTIS
@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Neil Curtis is Head of Museums in the University of Aberdeen, with a background in archaeology and anthropology, and directs the Museum Studies Masters programme. His presentation is about Sir William MacGregor, one of the most important donors of ethnographic material to the University (from Fiji, New Guinea, Nigeria, Newfoundland and Australia). For Neil, he is particularly interesting because he did not simply plunder, but collected items for many different reasons, including: for scientific research; to create a records of disappearing cultures; and to inspire the people of Aberdeenshire to work elsewhere in the world.

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Lessons Shakespeare Taught Me

BY KATE HECKNER ULREY
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

"My love affair with William Shakespeare began early. I was born in 1961. He was born in 1564. It was a May-December relationship."  

Kate Heckner Ulrey started life wanting to be Juliet, realized at one point that she had grown closer to Lady Macbeth’s age and now hopes to play Hamlet’s mother. She started teaching Shakespeare to children other than her own when her five daughters (Tess, Nora, Claire, Jane, Gwen) were young. What began as a one-time summer week of Shakespeare in 2001 shared with 6 other homeschoolers became The Backyard Shakespearean Players, a camp of 30 children aged 7 to 18, performing on a stage in a production that included dancing, stage combat, singing and dedicated adults and graduates of the program. We performed over 12 plays during that time.  In 2011, with the youngest two girls in high school, Kate went back to teaching English and directing Shakespeare at the high school level. Currently retired, Kate and her husband Joe, are fixing up a house in St. Joe.