William Shakespeare

Shakespeare for People Who Don't Like Shakespeare

This week we celebrated the birthday of William Shakespeare, a man who gave us some of the finest plays ever written and whose works continue to be performed. Now let me be honest and say that I love Shakespeare in just about every form in which he appears. Traditional staging to updated to re-imagined. However, I know that some folks out there just can’t sit through the long plays and Elizabethan language without getting bored or distracted. So here are some recommendations for people who might like to get the gist of the Shakespearean story without all the fancy dialogue.

 

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Shakespeare Cross-Examined

Have you ever wondered if Romeo and Juliet was really written by that gentleman of Stratford-upon-Avon that we all know and love?  Is your knowlege of the matter limited to what you learned from Shakespeare in Love and your high school or college English Literature classes?  Join us this Friday, 10/23/09 at 10:30 a.m....

Will the Real Will Shakespeare Please Stand Up

Today at the library, we hosted Ms. Bonner Miller Cutting. Ms. Cutting is working to organize the Annual Shakespeare Authorship Conference sponsored by the Shakespeare Fellowship. It is sure to be a treat for those that are interested in the "Authorship Question". Her organization is dedication to the research of who EXACTLY was William Shakespeare. Was he really the guy we all know and love that was said to be from Stratford-upon-Avon? Come to the library and pick up his biography! Make your own conclusion!

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