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13 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Saturday, December 20, 2014
1 p.m.Instant Shakespeare Company
The Instant Shakespeare Company presents a reading of William Shakespeare's, The Winter's Tale.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Friday, January 9, 2015
2 p.m.The Seated Stage: Play Reading, 2-3p.m. Exploring Shakespeare's Plays
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, January 17, 2015
3 p.m.Shakespeare and Memory
‘If it live in your memory, begin at this line...’ When the Players arrive in Hamlet, Shakespeare’s most famous character asks one of them to recite a speech. But then Hamlet forgets the line and the actor must remind him (and all of us four centuries later) of the words through his performance. ‘Remember me!’ commands the Ghost of Hamlet’s father. But why are Shakespeare’s plays and poems so deeply concerned with memory? This lecture will begin with a discussion of Shakespeare’s ‘memory’ S…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
6:30 p.m.Sonnet Project: Learn to Enliven Shakespeare’s Words
Reserve your seat HERE starting December 27, 2014 (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.) Join the Elements Theatre Company in exploring the miraculous and magnificent language of Shakespeare. This interactive wo…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Thursday, January 29, 2015
4:30 p.m.Book Discussion!
The Jefferson Market Library's book discussion group meets the last Thursday of every month at 4:30pm. We usually meet in the Mae West community room on the library's 3rd floor. January 29: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
6 p.m.A Pound of Flesh: Exploring Qualities of Mercy When Encountering "the Other"
Reserve your seat HERE starting December 29, 2014 (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.) In spring 2013 Elements Theatre Company launched the “Arts in Conversation” panel series, where leaders in the arts, educ…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, February 26, 2015
9 a.m.Two Ways of Looking at Elizabeth Bishop with Megan Marshall and Kenneth Gross
Two Ways of Looking at Elizabeth Bishop with Megan Marshall and Kenneth Gross Elizabeth Bishop was a great poet of memory. She mined her childhood experience in prose, wrote poems from a child’s perspective, and, in retrospective narrative verse, established herself as the Wordsworth of her age. In this seminar, the biographer Megan Marshall and the literary critic Kenneth Gross will combine biographical explication and close reading of texts to explore Bishop’s youth—a period of radical disl…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersAdults
4:30 p.m.Book Discussion!
The Jefferson Market Library's book discussion group meets the last Thursday of every month at 4:30pm. We usually meet in the Mae West community room on the library's 3rd floor. January 29: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thursday, March 26, 2015
4:30 p.m.Book Discussion!
The Jefferson Market Library's book discussion group meets the last Thursday of every month at 4:30pm. We usually meet in the Mae West community room on the library's 3rd floor. January 29: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, April 6, 2015
9 a.m.King Lear: Catastrophe as a Metaphor with Gerard Passannante
King Lear: Catastrophe as a Metaphor with Gerard Passannante This seminar takes place during spring break. In the opening scene of King Lear, Lear asks his youngest daughter what she would add to her sisters’ professions of love for him. Cordelia responds, “Nothing.” What follows from this seemingly innocent statement is a shocking display of cruelty. Lear’s “dragon,” as he calls it, is unleashed, and Cordelia is banished. Why was Lear so upset? William Hazlitt compared Lear’s state of mind t…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersAdults
Thursday, April 30, 2015
4:30 p.m.Book Discussion!
The Jefferson Market Library's book discussion group meets the last Thursday of every month at 4:30pm. We usually meet in the Mae West community room on the library's 3rd floor. January 29: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thursday, May 28, 2015
4:30 p.m.Book Discussion!
The Jefferson Market Library's book discussion group meets the last Thursday of every month at 4:30pm. We usually meet in the Mae West community room on the library's 3rd floor. January 29: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thursday, June 25, 2015
4:30 p.m.Book Discussion!
The Jefferson Market Library's book discussion group meets the last Thursday of every month at 4:30pm. We usually meet in the Mae West community room on the library's 3rd floor. January 29: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults

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