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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, July 1
@ 1 p.m.
The Second Part of Henry the Sixth 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 Second Part of Henry the Sixth will be presented on July 1 at 1PM in the 53rd Street Library Community Room.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, July 7
@ 11 a.m.
Shakespeare with Bob Smith
Taught by reknowned Shakespeare scholar, Bob Smith. And in depth exploration of Shakepeare's work.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Sat, July 8
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare Company: Henry VI, Part 2
Henry VI, Part 2 is a history play, set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. It focuses on the King's inability to quell the bickering of his nobles, the death of his trusted adviser Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, the rise of the Duke of York and the inevitability of armed conflict. As such, the play culminates with the opening battle of the War, the First Battle of St Albans.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, July 14
@ 11 a.m.
Shakespeare with Bob Smith
Taught by reknowned Shakespeare scholar, Bob Smith. And in depth exploration of Shakepeare's work.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Sat, July 15
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare Company
The Instant Shakespeare Company presents a reading of, Richard III, by William Shakespeare.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, July 19
@ 12 noon
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Ticket Distribution Line!
An evening at Free Shakespeare in the Park means a starlit night enjoying Shakespeare’s enchanting stories at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. In July/August, the Public Theater will present a production of Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This year, the Public is proud to partner with The New York Public Library to distribute free vouchers for Shakespeare in the Park. On Wednesday, July 19th, we invite you to wait in line at Hunt's Point Library for up to two free ticket…
Hunts Point LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, July 19
@ 1 p.m.
Book Discussion Group: The Tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare
The Riverdale Branch Library meets the third Wednesday of every month @ 1:00 p.m. This month the group will be discussing The Tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare Book club participants must reserve copies of each title through the Library's catalog system. Reserve your copy by placing a hold online at www.nypl.org or visiting your local branch.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Fri, July 21
@ 11 a.m.
Shakespeare with Bob Smith
Taught by reknowned Shakespeare scholar, Bob Smith. And in depth exploration of Shakepeare's work.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Sat, July 22
@ 1 p.m.
The Instant Shakespeare Company
Come get your Shakespeare on Held in the 3rd floor community room.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Sat, July 22
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare - A Midsommer Night's Dreame
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 17th 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 are on-your-feet Instant…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Fri, July 28
@ 11 a.m.
Shakespeare with Bob Smith
Taught by reknowned Shakespeare scholar, Bob Smith. And in depth exploration of Shakepeare's work.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Sat, July 29
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Shakespeare for Everyone! The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the readers/actors move around as much as they feel comfortable. Readers are encouraged to share with their fellow readers and the audience so that the plays can exist as words and thoughts communicated through space, not just words on the page.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Tue, August 1
@ 12 noon
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Ticket Distribution Line!
An evening at Free Shakespeare in the Park means a starlit night enjoying Shakespeare’s enchanting stories at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. In July/August, the Public Theater will present a production of Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This year, the Public is proud to partner with The New York Public Library to distribute free vouchers for Shakespeare in the Park. On Tuesday, August 1st, we invite you to wait in line at Mott Haven Library for up to two free ticket vou…
Mott Haven LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, August 4
@ 11 a.m.
Shakespeare with Bob Smith
Taught by reknowned Shakespeare scholar, Bob Smith. And in depth exploration of Shakepeare's work.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Sat, August 5
@ 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, August 10
@ 12 noon
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Ticket Distribution Line!
An evening at Free Shakespeare in the Park means a starlit night enjoying Shakespeare’s enchanting stories at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. In July/August, the Public Theater will present a production of Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This year, the Public is proud to partner with The New York Public Library to distribute free vouchers for Shakespeare in the Park. On Thursday, August 10th, we invite you to wait in line at St. George Library Center for up to two free t…
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Children,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, August 11
@ 11 a.m.
Shakespeare with Bob Smith
Taught by reknowned Shakespeare scholar, Bob Smith. And in depth exploration of Shakepeare's work.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Fri, August 18
@ 11 a.m.
Shakespeare with Bob Smith
Taught by reknowned Shakespeare scholar, Bob Smith. And in depth exploration of Shakepeare's work.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Fri, August 25
@ 11 a.m.
Shakespeare with Bob Smith
Taught by reknowned Shakespeare scholar, Bob Smith. And in depth exploration of Shakepeare's work.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Fri, September 1
@ 11 a.m.
Shakespeare with Bob Smith
Taught by reknowned Shakespeare scholar, Bob Smith. And in depth exploration of Shakepeare's work.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Fri, September 8
@ 11 a.m.
Shakespeare with Bob Smith
Taught by reknowned Shakespeare scholar, Bob Smith. And in depth exploration of Shakepeare's work.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Sat, September 9
@ 1 p.m.
The Comedy of Errors 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 Comedy of Errors will be presented on Saturday, September 9, at 1PM in the 53rd Street Library Community Room.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, September 23
@ 1 p.m.
The Instant Shakespeare Company
Come get your Shakespeare on Held in the 3rd floor community room.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Sat, September 23
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare - The Tragedie of Macbeth
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 17th 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 are on-your-feet Instant…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Sat, September 30
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare's The Tragedie of Antony & Cleopatra
Shakespeare for Everyone! The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the readers/actors move around as much as they feel comfortable. Readers are encouraged to share with their fellow readers and the audience so that the plays can exist as words and thoughts communicated through space, not just words on the page.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Sat, September 30
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare's The Tragedie of Antony & Cleopatra
Shakespeare for Everyone! The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the readers/actors move around as much as they feel comfortable. Readers are encouraged to share with their fellow readers and the audience so that the plays can exist as words and thoughts communicated through space, not just words on the page.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Sat, October 7
@ 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
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, 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,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
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