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Speaking of Shakespeare
In 2012 the Guild focused most of its efforts on programs at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park, but one of our events took place next door at The Players and a second occurred at the Dicapo Opera Theatre on the Upper East Side. Meanwhile, in Santa Fe the Guild joined forces with the New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Mexico Humanities Council for a series of "Centennial Fridays" to commemorate a century of statehood for the Land of Enchantment.

We opened the year in January with Jeffrey Horowitz, whose company, Theatre for a New Audience, had just broken ground on a new complex in Brooklyn. We then proceeded to a conversation with David Kastan, who had moved from Columbia to a distinguished professorship at Yale. Next up was an intimate evening at The Players with four-time Tony laureate Zoe Caldwell. We then enjoyed a delightful conversation with stage and film star Stacy Keach, who was completing an enthusiastically received Broadway stint in Other Desert Cities. The following evening we chatted with three leaders of The Shakespeare Society, Madeleine Austin, Ann McDonald, and Michael Sexton. In April we listened as the Folger Shakespeare Library's Georgianna Ziegler offered details about an exhibition she'd curated about female writers in early modern England. And in June we conversed with actor Dakin Matthews about the classic roles he'd played on stage and screen. After a brief summer interval, we returned to the NAC in September for a delightful evening with New Yorker critic John Lahr, who discussed his profiles of such stars as Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Mike Nichols, and Dame Helen Mirren. We then proceeded to engaging conversations with Hunter College scholar Irene Dash, director and playwright Nagle Jackson, and popular Columbia professor James Shapiro.

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