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Connections: Shakespeare's Legacy

Apr 22, 2016

Saturday marks 400 years since William Shakespeare's death. We're exploring his legacy with a rollicking discussion of what's happening this weekend, what's happening this summer, and how Shakespeare impacts our community on a regular basis.

Our guests:

  • Cece McFarland, Ph.D., director All’s Well That Ends Well for Shakespeare Players of Rochester
  • Virginia Monte, co-owner of WallByrd Theatre Co. and director of this summer’s production of Romeo and Juliet at the Highland Bowl
  • Christine Ridarsky, Rochester city historian and co-curator of the “Shakespeare in Rochester” exhibit at the Central Library
  • Peter Scribner, president of the Rochester Community Players (RCP), founder of the RCP's Shakespeare Players program, and co-curator of the “Shakespeare in Rochester” exhibit at the Central Library
  • Greg Foran, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at Nazareth College