Shakespearean expert speaks March 24

Mar 18, 2014

Rockland — Well-known Shakespearean expert Steven Urkowitz will speak to the Rockland Shakespeare Society Monday, March 24, at 2 p.m. in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. His talk, titled Romeo and Ethel, the Pirates Daughter: How Shakespeare Really Revised his Plays, is open to the public free of charge.

Urkowitz is Professor Emeritus in the departments of English and theater at City College of New York; and a trustee on the boards of the Shakespeare Association of America and the American Shakespeare Center at the Blackfriars Theater in Staunton, Va.

This event is the first of several planned to celebrate the Society's 125th continuous year of reading and studying the works of Shakespeare. The Rockland group has one of the longest unbroken histories among the many circles devoted to Shakespeare's writing formed in 19th-century America.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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