Shakespeare Authorship Book Club with Michael Delahoyde

By The Book, SAR’s international book club, finished it’s second selection, 12th Night, An Oxfordian Edition recently. We met 6 times online. The first 5 times were to read aloud together one act of the play. (There are 5 acts)  The last time we met was for our formal book club meeting with Michael Delahoyde, the editor of our book selection.

The read alouds were a blast. It was great to hear the play with individual voices and tripping along at a conversational pace. The play came to life.

The conversations after the read alouds and during the club meeting were varied and fun with great participation. Sometimes we would go down a rabbit hole and start looking things up. Some of the more obscure topics that surfaced included “railing”, “Giordano Bruno”, and epiphany. I guess you had to be there.

And you can be there!  

For our next book selection we will be reading Necessary Mischief by Bonner Miller Cutting and Bonner has agreed to join us for the final club meeting, Saturday June 25, 2022 at 10 AM PDT.

Our first meeting will be in April. Buy the book now so you can participate.

To sign up for this free book club, send us a note at

Shakespeare Authorship Book Club with Bryan Wildenthal

Recently the Shakespeare Authorship Roundtable started a book club called “By the Book”. We concluded our first 90 day read of Bryan Wildenthal’s, Early Shakespeare Authorship Doubts on December 11 with a Zoom meeting with the author.

While reading we were writing emails once a week to provide the opportunity to exchange ideas and questions about the material. We had a schedule of which pages we were reading each week and we tried to keep the email comments related to those specific pages. 

It was great that we had such a terrific book.  Most of the members were impressed with the author’s ability to explain the issues of early authorship doubt during Shakespeare’s life. Bryan is a lawyer and he spells things out in a way that is very satisfying for the layperson.

He was a delight in our Zoom meeting and fielded our questions with aplomb.  All in all, the book club was a success so we’re going to do another book. The next book is 12th Night by Shakespeare, an Oxfordian edition, released in August 2021. We will keep to the same general format, but since it is a play I thought we could add a few additional Zooms where we read the play out loud. Each person would take a part.

If you are interested please email before January 7th. We will officially begin 12th Night during the week of January 10th.