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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1859  Saturday, 12 November 2005

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Date: 		Friday, 11 Nov 2005 16:17:32 -0500
Subject: 	Speaking of Shakespeare

Speaking of Shakespeare with James Shapiro, Kitty Carlisle Hart, and Sam 
Waterston

In collaboration with the English-Speaking Union, the Corcoran Gallery 
of Art, and the National Arts Club, the Shakespeare Guild invites you to 
take part in three fascinating conversations. Two will occur in one of 
the most beautiful settings in lower midtown Manhattan, the third in an 
art museum that is located three blocks from the White House.  All three 
are priced at $25, and reservations can be booked with major credit cards.

James Shapiro Discusses "A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599"
Tuesday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m.
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South in New York City

One of the most popular lecturers at Columbia University, James Shapiro 
is familiar to many readers for his articles in the New York Times Book 
Review. He is also   acclaimed for such influential books as 
"Shakespeare and the Jews," "Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Jonson, 
Shakespeare," and "Oberammagau: The Troubling Story of the World's Most 
Famous Passion Play." We'll talk with him about his latest book, which 
focuses on the pivotal months in which London's foremost acting company 
moved into its new home at the Globe, a period when its most prolific 
dramatist was completing such remarkable works as "Henry V," "Julius 
Caesar," "As You Like It," and "Hamlet." Copies of "A Year in the Life 
of William Shakespeare" will be available for purchase and for 
inscription by the author.

Kitty Carlisle Hart Reflects on Seven Decades in the Arts
Monday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th Street in Washington

For twenty years Kitty Carlisle charmed us as a panelist for TV's "To 
Tell the Truth." Her work as a singer and as an actress has included 
roles in feature films (with stars like Bing Crosby and the Marx 
Brothers), on Broadway, at the Metropolitan Opera, and most recently at 
Feinstein's, a cabaret in which she celebrated her 95th birthday in 
September with a series of vocal performances. During a sprightly 
conversation in the Corcoran's Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium, 
she'll remember some highlights of a career that has featured Decca 
recordings of lyrics by Jerome Kern, marriage to playwright Moss Hart, a 
cameo in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," and two decades as chairman of the 
New York Council on the Arts.  Please join us in a salute to one of the 
icons of American entertainment.

Sam Waterston Recalls his Many Roles on Stage and Screen
Monday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m.
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South in New York City

Sam Waterston is noted primarily for his role as Jack McCoy on the 
long-running NBC television series "Law and Order." But he is equally at 
home on stage and in feature films. In the mid-1960s he played Benedick 
in a legendary New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Much Ado 
About Nothing" that Joseph Papp remounted for CBS-TV. Two sumers ago he 
returned to Central Park in a revival of the comedy, this time in a 
rendering that featured his daughter as Hero. His movies include "The 
Great Gatsby," "Journey Into Fear," "Capricorn One," "Heaven's Gate," 
"Hopscotch," "The Killing Fields" (in which he was nominated for an 
Oscar), "Hannah and her Sisters," "Crimes and Misdemeanors," and "Serial 
Mom." A six-time Emmy nominee and a recipient of Golden Globe and Screen 
Actors Guild awards, Mr. Waterston has portrayed our 16th President on 
numerous occasions and serves on the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

To reserve space for any of these events, please contact

John F. Andrews, OBE
President, The Shakespeare Guild
Executive Director, Nation's Capital Branch The English-Speaking Union
1604 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009-2512
Phone 202 234 4602   Fax 202 234 4639
www.esuwdc.org  
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