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 “Bard” himself, whose 450th birthday is at the root of the celebration.