Every other month, we hold a free public lecture on Shakespeare at the Mission Valley Library (on a Saturday, 12:30-2:00).
2012 Upcoming Topics:
- July 21: Scott Farrell, author of a short story in the new anthology Steampunk Shakespeare
- Sept 22: Beth Accomando, film critic for KPBS: Shakespeare in Film
- Nov 17: Raymond E. Feist, fantasy author
Q: How do I know what the topic is for this month or when the next event is scheduled?
A: Go to the Events Overview page and click on the next lecture.
Q: Do I need to reserve a seat or get tickets?
A: No, just show up a few minutes before 12:30 and sit down in an available chair. The space seats 200 and there is always room. It is free and open to everyone.
Q: Will my 5-year old be bored?
A: Some topics will be more interesting to younger audiences than others. You know your child’s interest level and concentration abilities the best. If your child is restless, it is easy to leave the community room and either go to the children’s area of the library or even leave entirely. We won’t mind. These are informal lectures so if you need to get up, that isn’t going to be a problem.
Previous Topics have included:
- Jan 2011: “‘I am determined to prove a villain’: Richard III – Guilty or Not?” by Dr. Kim Keeline
- Arms and Armour of Shakespeare by Scott Farrell, Chivalry Today
- Sound Effects of Shakespeare by Scott Paulson, Teeny Tiny Pit Orchestra
- Classical Music and Shakespeare by Nuvi Mehta, San Diego Symphony