Tag Archives: The Shakespeare Society

The Power of The Bard

Dear Friends,

We received an email today from the Shakespeare Society:

Summer Shakespeare at The Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, Connecticut

A special event with scenes from Shakespeare’s effervescent comedy

As You Like It

This Sunday, August 14 at 3 PM

As you may have realized from the frequency of posts, we love Shakespeare!

It is absolutely incredible that a playwright whose 400th birthday we are celebrating continues to have such an influence on the world of theatre.  If you google “Shakespeare” you will get “about 124,000,000 in 1.02 seconds.”  You can narrow this down to only 647,000 results in 71 seconds if you search for “Shakespeare Theatres.”

We have personally known many great playwrights, but no matter how inspiring, how empowering, how influential—no one even comes close to Shakespeare.  It is not only the plays that are his, that are shown night after night in city after city, but the format of his plays.  Not only can they been seen on the stage and big screen in modern day tales like West Side Story and The Lion King, but they can be seen on the small screen in popular tv shows like House of Cards and Sons of Anarchy.

Proof that his stories transcend time and are still relevant all these years later.

And if you’re now in the mood to see a bit of live Shakespeare, go see As You Like It or whatever Shakespeare is playing near you!

Best regards,

Philip & Marilyn

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Coriolanus

Dear Friends,

We just wanted to share with you a wonderful opportunity to experience a night of Shakespeare’s most political play, Coriolanus—hosted by the Shakespeare Society and starring Chukwudi Iwuji (whom we mentioned in our post last week about summer acting classes) starring in the leading role.

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According to the Shakespeare Society:

We continue our look at Shakespeare’s most political and controversial play with the brilliant Chukwudi Iwuji in the title role. After a week spent studying, discussing, reading and exploring the play as part of our Shakespeare Works Artist Residency program, actors Peter Francis James, Merritt Janson, Jesse Perez, Jay O. Sanders, Phumzile Sitole, and more will take the stage of the Pearl Theatre Company with director Michael Sexton for an evening of lively conversation and readings from the play.

The performance will be held Tuesday, June 28th at 7:00pm at the Pearl Theatre.  To learn more, visit the Shakespeare Society or to purchase tickets click here.

Best,

Philip & Marilyn

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Playing Shakespeare Celebration

Dear Friends,

We wanted to let you know about an event here in New York City tomorrow evening, May 23rdPlaying Shakespeare Celebration, A Benefit for The Shakespeare Society.

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This celebration is The Shakespeare’s Society most significant fundraising events and joining the festivities will be Michael Cumpsty, Hamish Linklater, Byron Jennings, Laura Linney, Carolyn McCormick, Lily Rabe, Jay O. Sanders, James Shapiro, Stephen Spinella, and John Douglas Thompson.

The evening will honor director Daniel Sullivan with The Shakespeare Medal and actor Chukwudi Iwuji with the Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare Award.

It will be at the Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) starting at 6pm.  To purchase tickets, make a donation to this incredible society, or bid in their silent auction, click here.

Best regards,
Philip & Marilyn

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Shakespeare Talks!

We just wanted to share this with Shakespeare lovers our there:

The final event for the Shakespeare Talks will be May 11th!  Click on the photo to learn more.

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