The library’s annual Shakespeare Festival returns in April for a month-long celebration of the Bard and Shakespearean artistry, with a fresh new theme: “Remixing the Bard: Modern Takes on Classic Works.”
The festival will offer a unique series of free events including readings, films, lectures, poetry, and even a world premiere performance. All are designed to encourage participants to take a new look at the Bard in exciting and surprising ways, from discussions of innovative staging, expanding on lesser-known characters, integrating the Black experience, speculating on the Shakespeare’s true identity—and more. Check it out!
The Shakespeare Festival, a program of the Lewes Public Library since 2015, seeks to provide the community with experiences that foster the understanding of Shakespeare and the world in which he lived and wrote. In addition the Festival fosters the development of new works celebrating the spoken word and hosting performances of classical texts.
The Festival is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com. The Festival also is supported in part by Browseabout Books.