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Speaking of Shakespeare
In 2011 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, and one occurred at the LENSIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER in Santa Fe.

We opened the year in January with "new-media" pioneers KATHERINE ROWE and KATHLEEN FITZGERALD, who talked about innovative approaches to both research and instruction that are now being used at campuses such as Bryn Mawr and are being encouraged by organizations such as the Modern Language Association. In Feburary we hosted two events about Shakespeare portraiture with Shakespeare Birthplace Trust director DIANA OWEN, Trust chairman STANLEY WELLS, Trust education leader PAUL EDMONDSON, and Metropolitan Museum of Art curator WALTER LIEDTKE.

In March we enjoyed another engagement with script consultant RUSSELL JACKSON. Next up were conversations with historian MICHAEL J. HIRREL, who talked about what it would have been like to spend an afternoon at the Globe in Shakespeare's time, and textual scholar STEVEN URKOWITZ, who discussed early printings of the playwright's works. We then proceeded to engaging programs with director and playwright ROBERT BRUSTEIN, novelist ARTHUR PHILLIPS, and actors RICHARD CLIFFORD and SIR DEREK JACOBI. During the autumn we relished superb programs at The Players with JOHN MILLER, JOAN DARLING and JONATHAN RICHARDS.

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