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The Bard's Birthday Around the World



On the 444th anniversary of the date traditionally accepted as Shakespeare's birthday, cities and organizations around the world prepare to celebrate.

Around Washington, DC

Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD will perform scenes from Hamlet at 7:30pm on April 23. Tickets are free, but reservations are required. 301-961-6060

In New York City

The Shakespeare Society in NYC hosts a birthday party for William Shakespeare from 6-8pm on April 23.

In London

On April 23 at The Globe, musicians provide free musical entertainment to kick off the theater's 2008 season.

Around the World

Imagination Stage is one of 65 groups participating in Shakespeare 24, a round-the-clock international celebration of the Bard's birthday in which student groups simultaneously perform his plays.

Check out the Shakespeare Geek blog to share your birthday plans with other fans!


Docent K.C. Avery




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