“O Mistress Mine”
The Secrets, Lies and Loves and Wives
of Edward De Vere: The REAL Shakespeare
Saturday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m.
The Associates of American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) and the AAFSW Family Crisis Fund Committee cordially invite you to a thought-provoking and wonderful presentation of the life of Edward De Vere, whom many scholars believe was the “Real Shakespeare.”
“O Mistress Mine” The Secrets, Lies and Loves and Wives of Edward De Vere (C2017 All Rights Reserved By Robin K Phillips)
features the amazing and exceptionally talented actress Robin Phillips, who will generously perform a Shakespearean play for the benefit of the AAFSW Family Crisis Fund, on Saturday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carderock Falls Manor, located at 1323 Calder Road, McLean, Va.
Rave Reviews from the Benefit Premiere for Health In Harmony
November 19, 2016, Carderock Falls Manor, McLean, Va.
Robin, Your show is sans pareil. There’s something for everybody—music and theatre, song and storytelling, knowledge and humor, wit and laughter—and let’s not forget the costumes! It reminded me of the cabaret tradition. You entranced us with a four hundred year old, “Who Done It,” that crams a lot of information into a topic that has been suppressed for far too long.
You address a controversial topic with an amazing command of the subject matter, sparkling wit, and gleeful humor, all of which are absent from most conversations on this topic, which is not even allowed by most of the academic community. So, not ”Brava” but “Bravissima!” for a scintillating, enlightening, witty, playful, and absolutely charming evening and for telling the secret that some academics don’t want us to ponder. Félicitations !
–Elisabeth Waugaman, Ph.D (Medieval French literature)
Robin, You are truly amazing. You are a creative genius. It only struck me after we got home that you are doing exactly what Edward de Vere did. All Oxfordians talk about de Vere using theater to reach people, emotionally and intellectually. But you’re doing it yourself! That is truly brilliant.
You have done an extraordinary job assimilating a vast amount of relevant information in record time, then putting together a convincing narrative of the key points. You are doing so much to overturn centuries of ignorance and prejudice on this topic.
–Richard Waugaman, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry &
2012-2016 Faculty Expert on Shakespeare for Media Contacts,
RSVP by Wednesday May 3rd to firstname.lastname@example.org, and please send your check made out to AAFSW Reservations for $50.00 to 4001 North Ninth Street, Suite #214, Arlington, VA 22203.
Wine, Hors D’Oeuvres *Show* Wine. Dessert.
Ample street, church, & school parking available.
AAFSW Program Chair
Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen