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Speaking of Shakespeare
In 2006 the Guild added yet another institution, THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY, to those that have hosted Speaking of Shakespeare programs.

In January our audiences had an opportunity to meet and talk with one of the most versatile actors of our time, F. MURRAY ABRAHAM, who spoke about his new book on A Midsummer Night's Dream. Next up was a program with CHARLES BEAUCLERK, a descendant of the 17th Earl of Oxford, who introduced a new study of Nell Gwyn. In February we chatted with Tony-nominated actress KATHRYN MEISLE and with writer E. R. BRAITHWAITE, best known for To Sir, With Love, a memoir that provided Sidney Poitier with one of his most celebrated film roles. In March and April we focused spotlights on producer BARBARA ROMER, who outlined her plans for a "New Globe for the New World," on pioneering Artistic Director MOLLY SMITH of D.C.'s Arena Stage, and on biographer FLORA FRASER, who introduced her fascinating volume about The Six Daughters of King George III.

In early November, at a gathering in the STC's LANSBURGH THEATRE, we enjoyed a riveting conversation with playwright MICHAEL FRAYN, who dicussed such award-winning scripts as Copenhagen and Democracy. We then proceded to a late-November engagement with ELEANOR BERGSTEIN, who discussed the challenges of adapting her famous Dirty Dancing film into a successful stage production. We concluded another eventful season with Columbia scholar DAVID KASTAN, the first American to serve as a General Editor of the prestigious Arden Shakespeare collection.

For details about offerings that have been presented in other seasons, click on the years that follow: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 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.