Performing Arts

Plays, concerts

Playing Shakespeare @Central CMR

Get an insider’s view on interpreting Shakespeare in the BBC series, “Playing Shakespeare”. John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company demonstrates how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity. August 10: Exploring a character, with Patrick Stewart and David Suchet interpreting Shylock (The Merchant of Venice) in very different ways.
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Playing Shakespeare @Central CMR

Get an insider’s view on interpreting Shakespeare in the BBC series, “Playing Shakespeare”. John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company demonstrates how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity. August 3: Language and character, with Sinead Cusack, Lisa Harrow, Ben Kingsley, Michael Pennington, Roger Rees, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet and
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Adult Story Time: A Rose for Emily @Central SR

4th floor Story Room

Multiple readers, two kinds of puppets, sound effects, music and backdrops bring the Faulkner short story “A Rose for Emily” to life.  The darkly humorous story of a Southern spinster, told posthumously through the gossipy townfolk, will have you seeing Faulkner in a new light.  Stay for tea, cake and discussion after the performance.

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World of Chinese Classical Music @Central

Hear a demonstration and learn about the history and background of nine different traditional Chinese musical instruments, led by Yuan Mingyuan.

Followed by an ensemble performance of:

Bowed String Instruments: Erhu, Pipa.
Plucked String Instruments: Lute, Zither. Wind Instruments: Flute, Hulusi, Suona.
Percussion: Drums, Drum Row.

Plus a bonus performance by John Guo from San Francisco Public Library on the Guqin!

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