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May and June Events in Manhattan
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0213  Wednesday, 6 May 2009

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Date:       Saturday, 2 May 2009 17:18:43 -0600
Subject:    May and June Events in Manhattan

THE SHAKESPEARE GUILD is delighted to announce May and June programs 
that place the spotlight on two of our nation's leading regional 
theaters, one in the Windy City, the other in the Berkshires.

MONDAY, MAY 11, at 7:30 p.m.
NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South
Members $25, Non-Members $30

Each year a special Tony Award goes to an outstanding regional company, 
and 2008's worthy recipient of that honor was the CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE 
THEATER, one of the cultural gems in a "Second City" that regularly 
graces New York with productions that earn Broadway's highest accolades. 
As the GUILD's John Andrews converses with CST's Artistic Director, 
BARBARA GAINES, and her Education and Marketing Director, MARILYN 
HALPERIN, attendees will hear about such triumphs as Pacific Overtures, 
a show that went to London and won a coveted Olivier Award in 2004, and 
a two-part Henry IV that thrilled British audiences in 2006 as part of 
the Royal Shakespeare Company's unprecedented Complete Works Festival. 
As prologue to the discussion, we'll be treated to inspiring vignettes 
by three students who excelled in this spring's Shakespeare Competition, 

MONDAY, JUNE 8, at 8:00 p.m.
15 Gramercy Park South
Members $25, Non-Members $30

We conclude our 2008-9 Speaking of Shakespeare season with the head of 
another globally recognized institution. Born and trained in England, 
TINA PACKER established SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY in 1978, seeking to create 
an ensemble that would be rooted in the ideals of Elizabethan acting. 
For much of its history, Ms. Packer's troupe performed at novelist Edith 
Wharton's grand turn-of-the-century estate in Lenox, Massachusetts.  She 
and her associates now occupy a new home in the Berkshires, where 
they're building a replica of The Rose, the Bankside arena in which 
Shakespeare's earliest works were first presented. An acclaimed educator 
as well as a gifted actress and director, Ms. Packer is the co-author of 
Power Plays, an analysis of the dramatist's insights about leadership, 
and she and Mr. Andrews will talk about that as well as about a variety 
of other topics.

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