Shakespeare 400 – A Celebration of the Master PlaywrightAcross the world and here in Baltimore, Shakespeare lovers are marking the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death in 2016 with performances and special events. We celebrate Shakespeare’s legacy all year long, but we’re planning special events as well.
SHAKESPEARE IS STILL DEAD
A Wake, 400 Years in the Making
at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
Saturday, April 23, 2016
10:30pm-Midnight (we’ll start immediately after the 8pm Macbeth performance)
Join us as we celebrate the life of our dearly departed William Shakespeare with an old-fashioned and irreverent wake. There will be revelry and open-mic testimonials, performances, and toasts. Recite your favorite monologue, sing of Romeo and Juliet, cry in your ale, hurl an insult, and tell us how Shakespeare changed your life. Admission to the party: Free. Cash bar. Combine performance and party – get show tickets here. See traffic advisory for April 23 here.
SHAKESPEARE 400 at JHU ODYSSEY PROGRAM
March 28 – May 2, 2016
at Johns Hopkins University
Exploring Shakespeare’s influence on stage, film, books, and music, Judith Krummeck of WBJC will coordinate a six-session (non-credit) lecture series, March 28 – May 2. Class members will attend a performance of Macbeth on our stage on April 30. On May 2, our Lady Macbeth and Managing Director Lady Macbeth will speak out our work and our production. For details, call 410-516-4842 or email Odyssey@jhu.edu.
IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE
April 28 and 29, 2016 7:30pm
at Peabody Institute
Music from Shakespeare’s England, including original songs from his plays, will be presented at the Peabody Institute. This collaboration features Chesapeake Shakespeare performing artists; actress and soprano Grace Srinivasan; the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, and the Baltimore Baroque Band. Music includes selections from Matthew Locke’s “The Tempest” and Purcell’s “Fairy Queen.”