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Shakespeare's Funeral: Illustrated Lecture and Costume Party to Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th Death Anniversary
Morbid Anatomy Museum
Brooklyn, NY
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Shakespeare's Funeral: Illustrated Lecture and Costume Party to Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th Death Anniversary
Date: Friday, May 20th
Time: 7pm
Admission: $20
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY

"If I must die I will encounter darkness as a bride, And hug it in mine arms."
Measure for Measure

2016 marks the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. To celebrate, join Melinda Hall--director and producer for Willful Pictures--for an illustrated talk about the dead Shakespearean characters, common causes of death in Shakespeare's time (1564-1616) such as plague and syphilis, and period burial rites as well as Shakespeare's own death and the curse on his grave. Come & crush a cup and toast to Master Shakespeare. There will be treats and beverages. Live music will be performed  Emily Gardner Hall and Jordan Hall.

Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite Dead Shakespearean Character.

This evening is generosity sponsored by Thomas Campbell Jackson.

Melinda Hall is a writer, director, actor and producer who lives in NYC. Her production company, Willful Picturesproduces the online web series "How Shakespeare Changed my Life" starring Sir Ben Kingsley, Liev Schreiber, James Earl Jones, Jim Beaver, Richard Thomas, Earle Hyman and the late Ray Bradbury. In the interviews, these artists reveal a pivotal moment when Shakespeare literally changed their lives. It can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW5tOYvcWaMUTKcFRMCsI1A

She also created & produces the Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam at the Bandshell in Central Park that features 154 Readers performing all 154 Shakespearean Sonnets at the Bandshell every April. 2016 marks the 6th year and it is free to the public. @sonnetslam


Morbid Anatomy Museum (View)
424 A Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States




Owner: Morbid Anatomy Museum
On BPT Since: Feb 27, 2015
Morbid Anatomy Museum

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