Monday, November 06, 2006
DO IT OURSELVES READING -- ANTONY & CLEOPATRA -- SERIES FINALE
Sadly, Rodney Hakim is having the last of his public -- everyone can join in -- readings of Shakepeare's plays.
Join him for the last of a good thing on November 27th.
Here's his note:
Shakespeare Readings – November 2006 – The Series Finale
*** After much consideration, I have decided to end the Shakespeare reading series at Barnes & Noble with this month’s installment. We have had a wonderful run of four and a half years at the Barnes & Noble in Carle Place, and I would like to thank all the readers who have joined us over the years, as well as all those who contributed their time and talents in making the series a success. While I have other Shakespeare projects in the works for 2007, it has come time to bid adieu to this particular reading series, so I hope you will join me for the Shakespeare reading series finale on November 27th. ***
What: William Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”
Why: “Antony and Cleopatra” is one of Shakespeare’s most achingly beautiful tragedies, and one of my personal favorites. Antony must choose between his intense passion for his lover, Cleopatra, and his duties to his family and his nation, all while trying to maintain his share of power in the Roman triumvirate. It’s a story of passion vs. pragmatism, lust vs. loyalty, and desire vs. need. The language is some of the richest and most vibrant in the entire Shakespearean canon, and it’s a wonderful play with which to close out this Shakespeare reading series.
When: Monday, November 27, 2006 @ 7:30pm
Where: Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd
Carle Place, NY 11514
(same complex as Tower Records, across the way from Roosevelt Field Mall)
We will meet on the second floor by the windows.
Who: Everyone is encouraged to attend. We have readers of all experience levels, so it’s a fun and easy way to brush up your Shakespeare. Attendees can choose to participate in the reading, or just observe and listen in.
How: Copies of the text will be provided, but it is recommended to bring your own copy of the play. For more information, you can e-mail me or visit my website.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org: www.rodneyhakim.com