Shakespeare 400

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Shakespeare 400 at Ellarslie

Remembering the Bard on the 400th anniversary of his death in 1616

David Bosted – moderator

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 2 pm

Donation at the door: FREE for Trenton Museum Society members / $3 non members



This Sunday afternoon get-together will celebrate William Shakespeare. It is a way to participate in the International Celebration, Shakespeare 400, commemorating The Bard of Avon’s death 400 years ago, in 1616.

At this eclectic Trenton Museum Society event, we will mix some Fun Stuff with some Academic Stuff and some Solemn Stuff and have some Audience Participation for Shakespeare-lovers.

The consensus “Greatest Modern Othello” is Princeton-born actor Paul Robeson. There will be a dramatic recording of Paul Robeson himself delivering portions of his lines in Othello.

2016 is also the centennial of Archy & Mehitable.   Author Don Marquis wrote for The Evening Sun in New York when, in 1916, he introduced Archy the cockroach in his daily column, “The Sun Dial.” Archy is a cockroach with the soul of a poet. Archy (Don Marquis) wrote two wonderful poems about Shakespeare. In one, Archy confesses, “coarse jacosity catches the crowd, Shakespeare and I are often low browed.” We will present these two poems at the Shakespeare event.