Shakespeare’s birthday to be celebrated at Tech

Apr 20, 2011 | General News, Liberal Arts

The fifth Annual Shakespeare Day Birthday Celebration will be Thursday, April 21 in the George T. Madison Hall Courtyard, also known as the Shakespeare Garden.
This year’s theme is “Shakespeare’s Spring” and, as with every year, will include a reading of all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets, as well as mini-lectures, a sword-fighting demonstration, a puppet show, Renaissance music and much more.
For more information about the event, contact Dr. Donald Kaczvinsky, director of the School of Literature and Languages, at, or Dr. Dorothy Robbins, associate professor of English, at 318-257-5488.
The day’s festivities are free and open to the public. A schedule of events is listed below.
8:30 a.m.       Greetings
9 a.m.             John Dowland’s Lute Songs
9:30 a.m.       Scene from Macbeth
10 a.m.          The Battling Bard
10:30  a.m.   Shakespeare, “¿Por Qué? “
11 a.m.          Bard in Space
11:30 a.m.    Shakespeare, “Bon Ami!”
Noon             Renaissance Music
12:30 p.m.   “As You Like It” Puppet Show
1 p.m.           “Venus and Adonis”: Spring of Love
1:30 p.m.      Shakespeare’s Strong Women
2 p.m.            Shakespeare in Season
2:30 p.m.      Farewells