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Etiquette Tips from Miss Manners
At 8:00 on Wednesday evening, January 13, the GUILD presented a delightful SPEAKING OF SHAKESPEARE engagement at the NATIONAL ARTS CLUB with Judith Martin, a journalist whose early work at The Washington Post included film and theater reviews before she created the inimitable persona with which she is most indelibly associated today. She was joined by her daughter and co-author Jacobina, and they talked about Miss Manners’ Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding. Among other things, their conversation with the GUILD’s John Andrews touched on what goes right and wrong in the marriage ceremonies that occur in plays such as Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, and The Tempest. Copies of their witty and informative volume were available for purchase and inscription.

Best known for her syndicated column and for Miss Manners’ guides to everything from “Civility” to “Communication,” “Domestic Tranquility,” “Eating,” “Excruciatingly Correct Behavior,” “Rearing Perfect Children,” and “The Right Thing to Say,” Judith Martin is also a novelist, with echoes of Jane Austen in Style and Substance, and a memoirist who has enchanted us with an evocative homage to the world’s most atmospheric city in No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice.

Admission to this events was $25 for members of either the SHAKESPEARE GUILD or the ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION and $30 for non-members. Visit our Membership page for categories of affiliation with the GUILD. Once there you'll find a link to a page that will enable you to enroll as a constituent, book for programs, or do both.