Feminist Shakespeare at Berkeley Public Library

July 12, 2016

Contact: Debbie Carton
Art & Music Librarian
Berkeley Public Library

Feminist Shakespeare at Berkeley Public Library

Berkeley, July 12, 2016 – Four hundred years after his death, the Bard still draws our attention. Get a sneak peek at an innovative new Shakespeare production from Those Women Productions, a local theater company, when Berkeley Public Library presents selected scenes from the new drama, Margaret of Anjou co-authored by William Shakespeare and Lauren Jansen-Parkes. This free performance is Saturday, August 13, from 2:00 – 3:00pm in the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck) in the third floor Community Meeting Room. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6241.

A high-stakes drama of betrayal, intrigue and medieval power politics eerily relevant to present American politics, Margaret of Anjou combines Shakespeare’s work with new text for a compelling portrait of a little-known but powerful monarch. After performing scenes, the actors join director Libby Vega and producer Carol Lashof to discuss Shakespeare and feminism, feminist storytelling, and re-interpreting Shakespeare. Let’s talk about it!

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org.

The Central Library is located at 2090 Kittredge St. and is open: Monday, noon – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00-5:00pm.

Wheelchair accessible. For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Visit the library’s website: www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.