Come to the Central Library and experience Shakespeare live!

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Just because April has finished and Shakespeare’s birth/death date on 23 April has passed does not mean that the fun is over at Wellington City Libraries.

We have more Pop-up Shakespeare sessions planned for the year, Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand will be organising for actors from various local theatre groups to come in to Central Library at 11am-12pm on one Saturday per month throughout the year. They will be performing scenes from selected plays, with four plays per event, in roughly chronological order.

Audience members will be encouraged to join in!

The scheduled dates and plays for Pop-up Shakespeare;

May 21: Henry VI, Richard III, The Taming of the shrew, The Two Gentlemen of Verona
June 25: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Richard II, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
July 23: The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry IV, parts 1 & 2
August 20: Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It
September 17: Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Troilus & Cressida, All’s Well That Ends Well
October 15: Measure For Measure, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth
November 12: Antony & Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, Pericles, The Two Noble Kinsmen
December 10: Cymbeline, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, Henry VIII, Cardenio

There are also a few talks coming up throught the year on various aspects of Shakespeare and theatre, more dates to follow.

To find out when other Shakespeare events at Wellington City Libraries are coming up, go to Shakespeare lives at the library