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All Programs

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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14 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
5 p.m.The Seated Stage: Play Reading, 5-6:30 p.m. Exploring Shakespeare's Plays
Do you love plays? Do you enjoy reading aloud? Our play reading group meets once a month and participants take turns to read aloud from the selected play . Our next play is William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Dates and time: Tuesdays, August 11, Sept. 8 & October 6, 5-6:30 p.m. Come, read with us!
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, September 12, 2015
1 p.m.The Instant Shakespeare Company at the Bloomingdale Library
Join the Instant Shakespeare Company for a dramatic reading of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Bard fans of all ages are welcome! The Instant Shakespeare Company is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare is for Everyone! The company organizes annual readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays using original Folio & Quarto texts. For more information please see the Instant Shakespeare's page on Facebook.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Saturday, September 19, 2015
1 p.m.Instant Shakespeare Company
The Instant Shakespeare Company presents a reading of William Shakespeare's, "The Tragedie of Othello".
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Saturday, September 26, 2015
1 p.m.Shakespeare Saturdays Cinema: "Hamlet"
Shakespeare Saturdays Cinema featuring "Hamlet". This is the 1996 Kenneth Branagh release that runs 2.5 hours. The all-star cast includes Julie Christie (as Queen Gertrude), Derek Jacobi (as Claudius), Kate Winslet (as Ophelia), Charlton Heston (as the Player King), and Billy Crystal as the Gravedigger, along with director Kenneth Branagh who rounds out the cast in the title role of Hamlet. The movie is rated PG-13. (c) Warner Bros. Hosted by Jason Kendall and Donna Kendall Stearns ofMoonbeam.…
Inwood LibraryAdults
1 p.m.The Instant Shakespeare Company @ The Columbus Library
Come and hear select Shakespeare readings presented by performers from the Instant Shakespeare Company. Performance: As You Like It This is the Instant Shakespeare's 15th Season of presenting free readings of ALL of shakespeare's plays annually. For more information on the company find them on facebook or check out their website at www. groups.yahoo.com/group/instantshakespeare. If you wish to be on their mailing list, email at rawshakespeare@yahoo.com
Columbus LibraryAdults
Saturday, October 3, 2015
1 p.m.Instant Shakespeare - Timon of Athens
Instant Shakespeare Company The Instant Shakespeare Company is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare is for Everyone! The company organizes annual readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays using original Folio & Quarto texts.Founded and run by Paul Sugarman, we have started our 16th Season of Readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare for Everyone!The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they a…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
5 p.m.The Seated Stage: Play Reading, 5-6:30 p.m. Exploring Shakespeare's Plays
Do you love plays? Do you enjoy reading aloud? Our play reading group meets once a month and participants take turns to read aloud from the selected play . Our next play is William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Dates and time: Tuesdays, August 11, Sept. 8 & October 6, 5-6:30 p.m. Come, read with us!
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
12 noonRichard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, A Brief Candle in the Dark. Richard Dawkins is a Fellow of the Royal Society and was the inaugural holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is the acclaimed author of many books including The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, An Appetite for Wonder, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, The Ancestor’s Tale, and The Greatest Show on Earth. He is the recipient of nu…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers
Saturday, October 17, 2015
1 p.m.Instant Shakespeare Company
The Instant Shakespeare Company presents a reading of William Shakespeare's, "The Second Part of Henry the Fourth".
Riverside LibraryAdults
Saturday, October 24, 2015
1 p.m.The Instant Shakespeare Company @ The Columbus Library
Come and hear select Shakespeare readings presented by performers from the Instant Shakespeare Company. Performance: The Life of King Henry the Fifth This is the Instant Shakespeare's 15th Season of presenting free readings of ALL of shakespeare's plays annually. For more information on the company find them on facebook or check out their website at www. groups.yahoo.com/group/instantshakespeare. If you wish to be on their mailing list, email at rawshakespeare@yahoo.com
Columbus LibraryAdults
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
3 p.m.Puppetry for Teens and Tweens
Professional puppeteer Nicola McEldowney will introduce you to the practice of puppetry. Your group will learn to make your own puppets, operate them, and even put on a show. This will be based on a work of literature voted upon at the beginning of the workshop (past choices include Shakespeare plays and comic books). The program will culminate in an informal production. All materials will be provided. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Saturday, December 5, 2015
1 p.m.Instant Shakespeare - King Lear
Instant Shakespeare Company The Instant Shakespeare Company is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare is for Everyone! The company organizes annual readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays using original Folio & Quarto texts.Founded and run by Paul Sugarman, we have started our 16th Season of Readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare for Everyone!The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they a…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
7 p.m.Robert B. Silvers Lecture: Helen Vendler
Cultural critic and poetry scholar Helen Vendler delivers this year’s Robert B. Silvers lecture, titled "Poets As Editors." HELEN VENDLER is the A. Kingsley Porter University Professor at Harvard, where she received her Ph.D. in English and American literature, after completing an undergraduate degree in chemistry at Emmanuel College. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Modern Languag…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, December 12, 2015
1 p.m.The Instant Shakespeare Company @ The Columbus Library
Come and hear select Shakespeare readings presented by performers from the Instant Shakespeare Company. Performance: She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith This is the Instant Shakespeare's 15th Season of presenting free readings of ALL of shakespeare's plays annually. For mo…
Columbus LibraryAdults

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