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Shakespeare returns to west Mountain library

Free lecture series at Terryberry starts April 9

 By Mark Newman, News Staff 

It’s a chance to get a primer on some plays by William Shakespeare.

The Terryberry Library at Mohawk and West 5th is holding its annual series of free Shakespeare lectures starting April 9 when Mohawk College instructor Michael Happy discusses King John.

Peter Cockett will talk about A Midsummer Night’s Dream on April 16, Graham Roebuck will lecture about Anthony and Cleopatra on April 23 and Mary Silcox will conclude the series with a lecture about King Lear on April 30.

Crockett, Roebuck and Silcox are McMaster University professors and all the plays in the lecture series are on the slate at Stratford starting in May.

“They’re a wonderful series of lectures,” said Laura Lukasik, manager of partnerships and outreach at the Hamilton Public Library.

She noted everyone attending the lectures should get “a better understanding of the plays and a better appreciation.”

Lukasik said the lectures have been well received since they began at the downtown central library four years ago.

They were moved to the west Mountain branch last year.

The lectures, which run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and include a question and answer session, are being presented in partnership with the Stratford Festival and the McMaster University Alumni Association.

 

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