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Speaking of Shakespeare
Our 2018 Speaking of Shakespeare offerings commenced at the NATIONAL ARTS CLUB on January 29 with STEPHEN BURDMAN, Founder and Artistic Director of the New York Classical Theatre. We then made a foray to Washington's Dupont Circle for a luncheon gathering at the WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB, where our guest was renowned actor and director KEITH BAXTER. A few weeks later, on February 28, we were back at the NAC for a festive evening with filmmaker and producer ELEANOR BERGSTEIN of Dirty Dancing fame. On March 20 and 21 we returned to Manhattan's Gramercy Park for programs at THE PLAYERS, with director JESSE BERGER of the Red Bull Theatre, and the NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, with retired McCarter Theatre director NAGLE JACKSON.

On April 18 we enjoyed a scintillating conversation at the NAC with Princeton scholar EDWARD TENNER. On May 15 we gathered at THE PLAYERS for a memorable evening with director, filmmaker, and author SIR RICHARD EYRE. And on June 14 at the NAC we concluded our spring programming for 2018 with New Yorker favorite ADAM GOPNIK. In September we opened our autumn season with two stellar programs at THE PLAYERS, a collaborative event with PBS station WNET on the 17th that focused on Season 3 of Shakespeare Uncovered, with special guest F. MURRAY ABRAHAM, and a three-part drama series on the 25th, 26th, and 27th that focused on The Lives of Shakespeare.

On October 17 we enjoyed a charming conversation at the NAC with Washington Post drama critic PETER MARKS. And a month later, on November 26 at The Players, we concluded an unusually eventful year with a special tribute to the DRAMA BOOK SHOP, a venerable institution that had been forced to leave the West 40th Street location it had occupied since 2001 and was seeking the financial support to reopen in a new Broadway setting. A few weeks after our gathering we learned from a January 8th article in the Times that Lin-Manuel Miranda and his Hamliton colleagues had purchased the Shop. And a later Times update noted that it would soon reopen at another location in the theater district.

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