Public Shakespeare Presents: WHAT IS THE CITY BUT THE PEOPLE?
Brooklyn Public Library and Public Shakespeare Initiative continue their partnership with WHAT IS THE CITY BUT THE PEOPLE? on Thursday 12/3.
Brooklyn Public Library In Association With The Public Theater Presents:
WHAT IS THE CITY BUT THE PEOPLE? SHAKESPEARE, ART & CITIZENSHIP
In the wake of the U.S. elections, we sit down with Professor Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics and The Swerve; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jill Lepore (These Truths: A History of the United States); and playwright and actor Eisa Davis (The Secret Lives of Bees) for an in-depth look, with brief readings from Shakespeare’s plays and poetry, at the views and versions of citizenship, social organization, and individual human dignity in Shakespeare’s plays, as well as the role of art and humanities in a modern democracy.
WHAT IS THE CITY BUT THE PEOPLE: SHAKESPEARE, ART & CITIZENSHIP will premiere on December 3 at 7:00PM ET on The Public Theater’s YouTube Channel. If you would like to attend the event via Zoom to engage in the Q&A, please RSVP at bklynlibrary.org.
WHAT IS THE CITY BUT THE PEOPLE: SHAKESPEARE, ART & CITIZENSHIP will be made available with Closed Captions. For additional information or if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation not mentioned above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Public is Theater Of, By, and For All People.
Additional Digital Season support provided by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg New Play Development Fund, The Shubert Foundation, The Tow Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and David Rockefeller Foundation.