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Speaking of Shakespeare
Most of the Guild's 2013 programs occurred at the NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, but events also took place at PACE UNIVERSITY, at the JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH in Greenwich Village, at THE PLAYERS, at the ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION, and at two venues in Santa Fe.

We opened at Pace's MICHAEL SCHIMMEL CENTER in January with JULIE TAYMOR, who reflected not only on The Lion King and on the controversies occasioned by her dramatization of Spider-Man, but on her feature films and onher seminal work with Theatre for a New Audience. After a consideration of Words from the White House with writer PAUL DICKSON, we proceeded to a commemoration of Tennessee Williams' 102nd birthday with scholar THOMAS KEITH. Next up was an exploration of Women of Will with director TINA PACKER. Following that gathering we explored a new anthology of comments about Shakespeare by SUSANNAH CARSON. In May we chatted with Artistic Director JESSE BERGER of the Red Bull Theater, and enjoyed an evening with eminent artist EVERETT RAYMOND KINSTLER, who talked about some of the atars whose Kinstler portraits are on display at THE PLAYERS.

During the summer we co-produced a charming medley of scenes and songs at ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE in Santa Fe. We then returned to Manhattan for an unforgettable September evening with Zoe Caldwell. Next on our calendar were November programs with JEFFREY HOROWITZ and TED ROGERS, who were looking forward to opening Theatre for a New Audience's new Polonsky Shakespeare Theatre in Brooklyn, and with ADAM GOPNIK of the New Yorker, who talked with the Guild's John Andrews about the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. In early December Mr. Andrews joined JOE ILLICK of the Santa Fe Concert Association for a music and discussion program about Shakespeare and Verdi. The Guild then concluded its 2013 season at the NAC with Edwin Booth biographer ALAN W. BLOOM.

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