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A Birthday Celebration of William Shakespeare!

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Sunday, April 21, 2013, 02:00pm

Join us in a celebration of William Shakespeare with actor, presenter and historian, Jim Glenn. For more than thirty years, Jim Glenn has made presentations about William Shakespeare to Drama and English departments, theatres, private acting studios, seniors groups, service and social clubs and other organizations large and small. Mr. Glenn's lively and informative talks set the Bard against a rich description of Elizabethan times---surprising and delighting audiences with intriguing details of the author's life and work. The general presentation includes a biographical summary of Shakespeare’s boyhood in Stratford including what is known (or surmised) of the impact of Will's family, schooling and other early influences on his later work as a poet and playwright. Jim's description of the vibrant, colorful England---especially London---of the late 1500s and early 1600s brings to life the world in which Shakespeare lived and worked and reveals how he---and the time and place in which he lived---still influence us. The presentation covers Shakespeare’s work as a living, breathing---and extremely busy---actor and playwright during one of the most dynamic and influential periods of theatre history.