Happy 450th, Mr. Shakespeare

By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: January 10, 2014 Yes, all the world’s a stage, as Shakespeare noted in As You Like It, so it should be no surprise that all the men and women gathered Wednesday at the Free Library on Logan Circle were merely players. There was

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Library Salutes the Bard on His Birthday

By: Michael Elkin The Free Library of Philadelphia kicked off its Year of the Bard on Jan. 8 with performances by the Philadelphia Shakesepeare Theatre — including an excerpt from Romeo and Juliet featuring member Leslie Berkowitz and acting students from West Philadelphia High School. Introducing the program, was the

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Philadelphia Free Library Marking 450th Year Since Shakespeare’s Birth

By John McDevitt PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Free Library of Philadelphia today kicked off the “Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450.” Today, actors from The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater performed scenes from “Romeo & Juliet” in the lobby of the central library, at 19th and the Benj. Franklin Parkway, and

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The Free Library Of Philadelphia And The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Kick Off The Year Of The Bard: Shakespeare At 450 This Wednesday

Posted by Kristina Jenkins Rhymed couplets will be all the rage in 2014, as the Free Library of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and other arts organizations join together to present the Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450, a celebration of the famed playwright. Every month throughout the year,

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Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Hosts 1st Annual Sonnet Competition

By Cherri Gregg PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre is challenging the public to write their own sonnet in its first annual Sonnet Competition. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” Titled, “Show Us Your Love” the first annual sonnet competition challenges you to answer questions like “What

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Looking Ahead: 14 Reasons You’ll Want To Be In Philadelphia In 2014

Posted by Kristina Jenkins For folks wondering what’s new in Philadelphia in 2014, the short answer is: a ton. A long list of new public spaces, exciting exhibitions, milestone birthdays and anniversaries and all-new attractions slated for completion in 2014 give first-time visitors and Philadelphia residents plenty more reasons to

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Finding beauty inside rules, the sonnet makes a small comeback

BY PETER CRIMMINS Next year, 2014, marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. Among the myriad events to mark the occasion is a sonnet-writing contest by the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater. The theater company is inviting four age groups — elementary, high school, college, and adult — to

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Company Is Seeking Your Love Story in Shakespeare Sonnet Form

By Sarah Glover Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 • Updated at 6:42 PM EST The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre wants Philadelphians to think love, and what it was like falling in love for the first time. “We want to make Shakespeare available to the city and we want to hear love stories,”

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Everybody Dance Now

Written by Jennifer Kramer August 13, 2013 Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre August 2 – August 18, 2013 The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s Classical Acting Academy, developed by Artistic/Executive Director Carmen Khan, is an immersive eight-week program designed to give young professionals a thorough grounding in

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