The Ottawa Society for the Arts and Sciences (OSFAS) will commemorate the genius of Shakespeare on the fourth centenary of his death in 2016.
When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Where: Ottawa Public Library Main Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa
The evening, entitled Shakespeare: A Celebration, will consist of scenes and readings from the bard’s works and will be hosted by the Shakespearean scholar Ian Cameron, an adjunct research professor at Carleton University, who will introduce Shakespeare and set the passages in context.
Readings will be given from Henry V, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry IV – Part 1, The Merchant of Venice and The Tempest.
Cameron will be perform with Carleton Adjunct Prof. Josh Beer, as well as Jason Abdelhadi, Douglas Campbell, David da Costa, Lyndra Griffith, Shannon Kehoe, Gail Larose and Rebecca Warmington.
This event is free and open to the general public.
Prior to the creation of OSFAS, Ottawa did not have an organization in which those who work professionally in the arts and sciences or in areas related to them – artists, scientists, scholars, professional researchers, writers, communicators, and community leaders – could exchange ideas and information and explore the potential of co-operative enterprises. OSFAS is designed to fill this gap.
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