Finding Hillary and The Donald in Merry Old England
Thursdays, Sept. 15th, 22nd, 30th, Oct. 6th, 7:00-9:00 pm
The rivalry for executive power and executive influence has been with us since the first executives, whenever they were. Shakespeare tells us the stories of rivalries, intrigues, civil broils, and how they relate to tavern life in merry old England from 1398 to 1420 in four plays: Richard II, Henry IV Part I, Henry IV Part II, and Henry V. We are going to read them over four weeks, one play each week, from 15 September to 6 October, 5 to 7 pm. But we are also going to relate them to the present election. At the end we will take a survey to see which Shakespeare character is most like Donald Trump, and which is most like Hillary Clinton. Participants will get copies of the PBS series Hollow Crowns which gives performances of all four plays. These classes are not bound together. You may come to any one or all four. However, size is limited to 12 so registration is required.
Sunday, Sept. 25th, 2:30-4:00 pm
As part of a three-day retreat for artists, writers, filmmakers, and musicians, organized by Courtney Maum, there will be an open-mike at the Library. Editor, novelist and retreat participant Ann Shearn will give a talk entitled “The Pleasure and Pain of Long-Term Projects,” and other participants in the retreat will give five-minute readings.
Linda Wayne: Textile Talk with Scarves
Sunday, Oct. 9th, 4:00-5:30pm
Most of us take clothes too seriously. They are a form of self-expression, so let’s have some fun! Fashion and costume designer Linda Wayne has worked in film, television, dance, and cabaret, designing for the likes of Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Loren, Robin Williams, Ali McGraw, and many more. After reviewing the history of textile use, Linda will demonstrate the many ways people can wrap themselves in a beautiful fabric, adding fashion tips along the way. She will bring scarves and jewelry from her online shop, the Linda Wayne Collection.
Men Go To Battle with director and writer Zachary Treitz
Saturday, October 15, 7:30 pm
This film is the story of two brothers struggling to hold their crumbling estate together outside a small Kentucky town in the fall of 1861 before the war encroaches, leaving each man on his own. Discussion will follow with writer and director Zachary Treitz. Watch the trailer here.