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Speaking of Shakespeare
In 2010 the Guild focused most of its efforts on programs at the NATIONAL ARTS CLUB on Gramercy Park, but two of our events took place next door at THE PLAYERS, a club founded in 1888 by actor Edwin Booth, who died in his apartment there in 1893.

On January 13 and 19 the Guild co-sponsored three events with the inimitable JUDITH MARTIN, who joined her daughter JACOBINA to introduce Miss Manners’ Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding. On February 5 we conversed with director and writer BARRY EDELSTEIN. On February 8 we joined THE PLAYERS for a staged reading of Mortal Terror by director and critic ROBERT BRUSTEIN. March featured programs with WETA Washington's Around Town critics, with writer LYNNE OLSON, and with directors CURT TOFTELAND and JEAN TROUNSTEIN. On April 12 we conversed with actor JOHN DOUGLAS THOMPSON. On May 18, during a conversation with Columbia's JAMES SHAPIRO, we enjoyed hearing a fresh perspective on the authorship debate. And on June 14 we concluded an eventful 2009-10 season with star actor LIEV SCHREIBER, who had been nominated for a 2010 Tony Award.

After a break for the summer, we returned to Gramercy Park in September to launch our 2010-11 season with a gathering at THE PLAYERS that put spotlights on playwright EDWARD ALBEE and scholar-critic ANNE PAOLUCCI. In October we spoke with linguist AMMON SHEA about Reading the OED. November provided an opportunity for us to learn more about the Classic Repertory Theatre from its Artistic Director BRIAN KULICK. And in December we drew 2010 to a close with an informative conversation about The Shakespeare Newsletter with its two Editors, JOHN MAHON and THOMAS PENDLETON.

For details about offerings that have been presented in other seasons, click on the years that follow: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. And for information about upcoming programs, visit our Current Events page.