Shakespeare events at the library

Published 9:52 am Thursday, March 31, 2016

April 23 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and the 452nd anniversary of his birth, so the Davie County Public Library has scheduled several programs to honor his legacy.

On April 7 at 7 p.m., Dr. Bethany Sinnott will give a presentation on the Elizabethan playwright and his continuing influence. Sinnott is a retired English professor from Catawba College and a Shakespeare scholar.

Sinnott earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a master’s degree from Northwestern, and her doctorate from UNC-Chapel Hill. She taught Shakespeare at Catawba from 1970-2011.

Sinnott, as the featured facilitator of the Catawba College Community Forum, recently led Salisbury residents through a series of readings of Hamlet, the most performed play in the world.

Come prepared to learn about Shakespeare, his influence on our language and literature, and to share thoughts and questions with Sinnott.

Two local schools will be library guests on Tuesday, April 19 for performances from several Shakespeare plays.

The Davie County Early College Theatre Arts group and South Davie drama students will share their talent and work with the community at 7 p.m.  Come and support these student groups with your attendance and applause.

Other programs are in the works, so stay tuned for more information on how to celebrate the famous bard of Stratford-upon-Avon.