Shakespeare’s Birthday?

NEW YORK – Statue of William Shakespeare by the American sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward was erected in the Central Park in 1872.

We don’t really know for sure. The later to be famous Bard was christened on April 26, 1564 and that is the first time he is recorded to be around. Scholars make the assumption he was born three days earlier and thus many celebrate his birthday today.

This year on Broadway you can find an amazing “King Lear” with Glenda Jackson and an intriguing “sequel to Titus Andronicus” which opened Sunday to decidedly mixed reviews. His plays are still relevant today and are still impacting new theatrical works. So, how best to celebrate his 455th Birthday?

Why not attend a reading of all 154 Shakespeare sonnets? It is happening Friday, April 26 at the Riverside Church in New York at 91 Claremont Avenue at 1 PM. You still have time to fly to New York to attend! Hurry thee to the Big Apple. Here is the link to the event!

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