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Sat, October 28
@ 1 p.m.
The Instant Shakespeare Company
Come get your Shakespeare on Held in the 3rd floor community room.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Sat, October 28
@ 1:30 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare: The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida
Join the Instant Shakespeare Company for a dramatic staged reading of The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida. Bard fans of all ages welcome!
67th Street LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Thu, November 2
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Taming of the Shrew (1980)
This production is part of a famous series produced by BBC of all of William Shakespeare's plays. The resulting films, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilized the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors. This comic confrontation between the sexes is one of the most frequently-staged plays. Its sparkling wit and rich characterization are matched with an outstanding cast. John Cleese gives a portrayal of Petruchi…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Sat, November 4
@ 1 p.m.
The Tragedy of Macbeth presented by the 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. The Tragedy of Macbeth will be presented on Saturday, November 4, at 1PM in the 53rd Street Library Community Room.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, November 18
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare Company: The Tragedy of Coriolanus
Coriolanus is a tragedy. The play is based on the life of the legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
Book Lovers,
Sat, November 18
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare Company
The Instant Shakespeare Company presents King Lear, by William Shakespeare.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, December 2
@ 1 p.m.
The Instant Shakespeare Company @ The Columbus Library
Come and hear select Shakespeare readings presented by performers from the Instant Shakespeare Company. Select Saturdays at 1 PM Sat. April 1st ................................The Taming of the Shrew Sat. June 3rd.................................The Tragedy of Othello, the Moore of Venice Sat. August 5th.............................The First Part of Henry the Fourth Sat. October 7th...........................Measure for Measure Sat. December 2nd.......................The Tragedy of…
Columbus LibraryAdults
Thu, January 25
@ 1 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater:The Taming of the Shrew
Synopsis Shakespeare's classic about the courtship of a fiery, ill-tempered lass and a bold fortune hunter. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton star as the mismatched lovers. Directors Franco Zeffirelli, Production year 1967, Rating NR, Studio Columbia Pictures Industries Inc., Runtime 122 minutes. Cast Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Alfred Lynch
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, February 27
@ 3 p.m.
Discussion Group: The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson
In this retelling of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crisis, to a storm-ravaged American city called New Bohemia. The story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, technology and the elliptical nature of time. This book group meets the last Tuesday of every month at 3pm.
Epiphany LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers