Multimedia: New Yorkers Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday

Video by Louise Dewast and Audio by Younjoo Sang


On April 23, actors from The Drilling Company performed songs by William Shakespeare in Bryant Park to celebrate the playwright’s 450th birthday. The public was invited to write their favorite quotes on a giant canvas and read them out on stage.





On Easter Sunday, April 20, the all-female Shakespeare theater group Manhattan Shakespeare Project celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday at The Thirsty Fan Bar, a sports bar in Midtown Manhattan. Both members and party guests helped themselves to a homemade birthday cake and recited their favorite Shakespeare excerpts.


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