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Signature Event
Shakespeare in America

June 04

Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

Signature Event Shakespeare in America


This opening event officially kicks off the celebrations surrounding First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. Beloved actors from The Old Globe’s history and other celebrities and dignitaries will read selections from Shakespeare and other material from James Shapiro’s new Library of America book, Shakespeare in America, which explores the long, deep relationship between Shakespeare and our country. Shapiro will host the event, along with journalist Jeremy McCarter and Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein.
An earlier version of this program premiered at The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director) in New York City under the title Public Forum: Shakespeare in America. The Public Forum series of performances and conversations is directed by Jeremy McCarter.

Location: Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at The Old Globe.
Charge and RSVP: Free event with reservation required, limited availability.