Scholars and lovers of Shakespeare will be traveling this summer from England to America to study why Shakespeare is so popular here, and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival is on their list of places to visit August 23 - 25, 2014
A team from the University of Warwick and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, which is based in Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, will visit the Festival as part of a 60-day road trip visiting 14 Shakespeare-related theatre festivals across America.
Join us in welcoming the Shakespeare on the Road team!
Saturday, August 23
11 a.m. at the Downtown Nashville Public Library
"Bard in the USA: A Summer on the Road with Shakespeare"
Reception and Public Lecture
7:00 p.m. at Shakespeare in the Park
The Shakespeare on the Road team will present Nashville Shakes with a commemorative plaque to mark the visit. The plaque comes attached to a slice of wood cut from a tree from Shakespeare's birthplace.
Sunday, August 24
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Black Box Theater
(Belmont Blvd. at Compton Avenue, Belmont University)
"Shakespeare on Page and Stage: Teaching and Staging Shakespeare in the 21st Century"
Panel and Open Forum Discussion
Stay tuned for more exciting details to come! For more information on Shakespeare on the Road, and to follow their journey, visit www.shakespeareontheroad.com