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Speaking of Shakespeare
Since the autumn of 1998, when the Guild launched its most versatile program format with a sequence of dialogues at the NATIONAL PRESS CLUB in Washington, SPEAKING OF SHAKESPEARE has enabled attendees to meet and converse with some of the most engaging artists, journalists, and other public figures of our time. Installments in this or in closely related series have taken place under the aegis of such organizations as the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE, the ARTS CLUB, the BRITISH EMBASSY, the COSMOS CLUB, DACOR BACON HOUSE, the FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY, the FRENCH EMBASSY, the SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY, the UNIVERSITY CLUB, the WASHINGTON CLUB, and the WOMAN’S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB in D.C., the CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER in the Windy City, and the ALGONQUIN HOTEL, the DICAPO OPERA THEATRE, the ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION, the NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, THE PLAYERS, and the PRINCETON CLUB OF NEW YORK in Manhattan.

We inaugurated our series on Wednesday, September 9, 1998, at the NATIONAL PRESS CLUB with the legendary PETER BROOK, who is almost universally acclaimed as the most influential director of the 20th century.

We then moved to the BRITISH EMBASSY for the first of three gatherings that focused on what is now known as the SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY. On Monday, October 5, we talked with EMERY BATTIS, EDWARD GERO, and TED VAN GRIETHUYSEN. On Monday, November 16, we spoke with comic virtuoso FLOYD KING, and on Wednesday, December 2, we put the spotlight on Artistic Director MICHAEL KAHN. Our November and December engagements took place at the NATIONAL PRESS CLUB.

For details about offerings that have been presented in other seasons, click on the years that follow: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. And for information about upcoming programs, visit our Current Events page.