A visually-packed 

PowerPoint presentation 

featuring original source documents,

text narration by Sir Derek Jacobi,

period detective work,

and

humor.

Followed by a lively Q & A.

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As presented by Ron Song Destro at:

Harvard University

The Poor School, London

Billesley Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon

City College of New York

Shakespeare Fellowship Conference

Sam Houston State University

Chautauqua Institution

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Audience Comments:

“Shattering!”

“Very inspiring.”

“A masterful lecture!”

“A great lecture! Loved it.”

“A very compelling argument.”

“Clear, thorough and unbiased.”

“Very thoughtful, very persuasive.”

“You ENTIRELY convinced me!”

“Mr. Destro is a very engaging speaker. 

  His detective work is exciting and convincing.”

“Thanks for getting us thinking in new ways.”

“Five years of Shakespeare studies down the toilet!”

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“An extraordinary, detailed and exhilarating lecture by professor Ron Destro. The audience was truly enthralled by his noetic and percipient knowledge and delivery. Essentially, he was the star presenter.  I have no hesitation in highly recommending Prof. Destro as an eminent expert/presenter.” 

Derran Charlton, Honorary Member

De Vere Society/Shakespeare Oxford Society

Shakespeare Authorship Roundtable

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“An exciting lecture... The effect of Mr. Destro's powerful presentation is an eye-opening analysis of this polemical mystery.   I found Mr. Destro's lecture a great teaching vehicle that is clever and intriguing, the type of presentation that plants seeds of thought in an audience.”

John Hamill, Vice-President

Shakespeare Oxford Society

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“Excellent in both content and presentation.”

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“Ron can make the subject of Shakespeare meaningful and lots of fun for a general audience. It was instructive to me to see him hold in rapt attention a room full of varied age groups – and see that they all thoroughly enjoyed his presentation. “

Bonner Miller Cutting

The Shakespeare Fellowship, Trustee

Lone Star Shakespeare Roundtable, President

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“For the open-minded, there is no better presentation on Shakespeare. His lecture is full of insight, humor and truths.”

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“Your presentation was sheer delight... the next day the halls were abuzz with discussion of your presentation, the myriad of proofs & the logic, all delivered with charm and enthusiasm... sincere, insightful and knowledgeable.  A stimulating afternoon was had by all!”

Sandy Gordon, Chair

Guest Speaker Program

QUEST, City College of New York

Oxford Shakespeare Company

founding director 

RON SONG DESTRO

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is a Kennedy Center award-winning playwright, researcher and director, who has staged over 40 Shakespeare plays in New York, London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Italy and France.

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He has studied with Cicely Berry, Kristin Linklater, Lucille Ball, John Houseman and privately with RSC founder John Barton.  

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He attended the Marymount RADA Program in London, and USC School of Drama.  He taught Christopher Reeve to smoke, shared a limo with Yoko Ono, was banned for life from Caesar’s Palace by Frank Sinatra, went on tour with Natalie Merchant and 10,000 Maniacs, and hangs with F Murray Abraham.   

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To book a live presentation with 

Ron Song Destro email

destro@oxfordshakespeare.org