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TimeEventLocationAudience
Thursday, February 11, 2016
6 p.m.Shakespeare, Love and Spring
Presented by Duo MezzoPiano Songs of Women in love, Doomed love and Universal love Featuring Zelia Chueke, piano and Sophia Chueke, mezzo-soprano The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.01…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, February 25, 2016
7 p.m.Shakespeare | For the Public
For the Public, NYPL’s new collaborative arts series returns to Lincoln Center for a celebration of Shakespeare’s enduring power and relevance. Celebrated NYC poet Miles Hodges curates an evening of contemporary poems and stories about jealousy, interspersed with excerpts of plays and sonnets by Shakespeare on the same theme. Shakespeare’s immortal words share the stage with today’s most imaginative and incisive artists. Reserve your seat HERE starting January 25 (If you need assistance with o…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Friday, March 4, 2016
11 a.m.Literature Fun for Little Kids
This is workshop that uses a multidisciplinary method to introduce selected literature to young kids. In each session Intellectual Kids Club chooses to dramatize a piece of kid friendly literature such as Aesop’s fables, selected Greek and Roman myths or Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Oscar Wilde tales. Q&A session, sing along, crafts, props, collages, theater games, role play, mask and puppet making and other age appropriate multidisciplinary activities. Best for ages 3 to 5 year…
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Saturday, March 5, 2016
1 p.m.Instant Shakespeare Company @ The Columbus Library
Come and hear select Shakespeare readings presented by performers from the Instant Shakespeare Company. Performance: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will This is the Instant Shakespeare's 17th 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…
Columbus LibraryAdults
Friday, March 11, 2016
11 a.m.Literature Fun for Little Kids
This is workshop that uses a multidisciplinary method to introduce selected literature to young kids. In each session Intellectual Kids Club chooses to dramatize a piece of kid friendly literature such as Aesop’s fables, selected Greek and Roman myths or Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Oscar Wilde tales. Q&A session, sing along, crafts, props, collages, theater games, role play, mask and puppet making and other age appropriate multidisciplinary activities. Best for ages 3 to 5 year…
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Friday, March 18, 2016
11 a.m.Literature Fun for Little Kids
This is workshop that uses a multidisciplinary method to introduce selected literature to young kids. In each session Intellectual Kids Club chooses to dramatize a piece of kid friendly literature such as Aesop’s fables, selected Greek and Roman myths or Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Oscar Wilde tales. Q&A session, sing along, crafts, props, collages, theater games, role play, mask and puppet making and other age appropriate multidisciplinary activities. Best for ages 3 to 5 year…
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
7 p.m.The Public Theater Mobile Unit Shakespeare’s ROMEO & JULIET Directed by Lear deBessonet
The Public’s Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s Mobile Shakespeare, which he began in 1957, evolving into the New York Shakespeare Festival and ultimately becoming The Public Theater. Joseph Papp, whose papers reside at the Library for the Performing Arts, had a simple idea—that Shakespeare belongs to everyone—and this idea remains at the heart of the Public Theater’s work to this day. The Library hosts a special presentation of Romeo and Juliet by the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, along w…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Friday, March 25, 2016
11 a.m.Literature Fun for Little Kids
This is workshop that uses a multidisciplinary method to introduce selected literature to young kids. In each session Intellectual Kids Club chooses to dramatize a piece of kid friendly literature such as Aesop’s fables, selected Greek and Roman myths or Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Oscar Wilde tales. Q&A session, sing along, crafts, props, collages, theater games, role play, mask and puppet making and other age appropriate multidisciplinary activities. Best for ages 3 to 5 year…
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Friday, April 1, 2016
7 p.m.Shakespeare vs. Mozart: A Library Debate
For four hundred years, western culture has continuously looked to Shakespeare to share the truth of the human condition. On the other hand, the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart miraculously captures the sublime and expresses the inexpressible. As the Library presents concurrent exhibitions celebrating the work of Shakespeare and of Mozart, the question must be answered - who is the greatest genius? In one corner: Shakespeare experts from The Shakespeare Society and the New Yorker magazine. In t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
2 p.m.BBC SHAKESPEARE FILM SEREIS - As You Like It
BBC SHAKESPEARE FILM SEREIS - As You Like It Directed by Michael Elliott, Ronald Eyre 140 minutes, 1963 with Vanessa Redgrave The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detail…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, April 11, 2016
6 p.m.An Evening with Julie Taymor
This holiday season, in movie theaters across the country, audiences marveled as The Magic Flute’s three spirits soared upon the back of a glistening, feathered bird puppet. At Theater for a New Audience last season, Shakespeare’s dream world came to life, as Puck and other sprites slid across gravity defying, giant silken sheets. In countless other brilliant projects, with puppetry, mime, light and shadows, Julie Taymor, award-winning director of theater and film, has made magic and myth seem r…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
2 p.m.BBC SHAKESPEARE FILM SEREIS - King Lear
BBC SHAKESPEARE FILM SEREIS - King Lear TUES, APR 12 | 2 PM Directed by Ronald Eyre 150 minutes, 1998 with Ian Holm The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed info…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
7 p.m.As You Like It: A Brothers Balliett Shakespeare Party
The Brothers Balliett and a lively troupe of some of New York’s most adventurous musicians come to the library to lead an interactive group reading of As You Like It. Sit among a circle of instrumentalists and singers, and take a turn reading a scene from Shakespeare’s beloved pastoral comedy, with an original soundtrack provided by Brad and Doug Balliett. Reserve your seat HERE starting (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Pe…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
2 p.m.BBC SHAKESPEARE FILM SEREIS - Taming of the Shrew
BBC SHAKESPEARE FILM SEREIS - Taming of the Shrew Directed by David Richards 90 minutes, 2005 with Shirley Henderson part of Shakespeare Retold series The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, May 2, 2016
7 p.m.The Year of Lear: James Shapiro and John Lithgow
All events are free, but you must reserve seats: click on the event of your choice and follow the instructions. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Click here to reserve your seats! James Shapiro and John Lithgow discuss Shapiro’s most recent book, The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, which shows how tumultuous events in England in 1606 affected Shakespeare and shaped the thre…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, May 7, 2016
1 p.m.Instant Shakespeare Company @ The Columbus Library
Come and hear select Shakespeare readings presented by performers from the Instant Shakespeare Company. Performance: The Tempest This is the Instant Shakespeare's 17th 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,…
Columbus LibraryAdults
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
6 p.m.American Rhapsody | Claudia Roth Pierpont, Jonathan Galassi | Art and Literature Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. A view of the Chrysler Building, June 17, 1930 , David Stravitz From the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton's heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone, American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture, and raises fascinating questions all along the way. Was Orson Welles the twentieth century’s greatest interpreter of Shakespeare? What inspired the Chrysler Building’s glorious crown? How did the fail…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, July 2, 2016
1 p.m.Instant Shakespeare Company @ The Columbus Library
Come and hear select Shakespeare readings presented by performers from the Instant Shakespeare Company. Performance: The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark This is the Instant Shakespeare's 17th Season of presenting free readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays annually. F…
Columbus LibraryAdults
Saturday, November 5, 2016
1 p.m.Instant Shakespeare Company @ The Columbus Library
Come and hear select Shakespeare readings presented by performers from the Instant Shakespeare Company. Performance: The Tragedy of Macbeth This is the Instant Shakespeare's 17th 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…
Columbus LibraryAdults