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Lincoln's Shakespeare: Free Event
THE SAN DIEGO SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY AND WRITE OUT LOUD PRESENT “LINCOLN’S SHAKESPEARE”
FREE ADMISSION - DONATIONS MOST WELCOME
The San Diego Shakespeare Society and Write Out Loud are proud to present “Lincoln’s Shakespeare.” Please join us for an evening dedicated to that great Shakespeare fan, Abraham Lincoln, and discover how Shakespeare’s plays influenced his public statements and personal life.
The piece is adapted from “Steeped in Shakespeare,” a scholarly essay written by Dr. John Briggs, professor of English at UC Riverside. The essay examines the deep political and psychological insights Lincoln garnered from a lifelong study of Shakespeare and how he used quotations and concepts from the plays in his addresses to the nation.
The essay, adapted by Vanessa Dinning and Walter Ritter, will be read aloud and enhanced by excerpts from the original plays. The performance is directed by Veronica Murphy and features Walter Ritter, Steve Lipinsky, Charlie Riendeau, Mike Auer, Vanessa Dinning, Victoria Mature, and Steve Jensen.
The San Diego Shakespeare Society encourages the study of Shakespeare and promotes interest in Elizabethan literature, poetry, art, and music through lectures, competitions, and education/outreach programs throughout the year.
2010 is the 10th Anniversary of the San Diego Shakespeare Society.
"We do Shakespeare all year round"
Help support our San Diego Student Festival next April!
LINCOLN’S SHAKESPEARE - December 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm
Cygnet Theatre in Old Town
4040 Twiggs Street San Diego, CA 92110
Take I-8 West and exit at Taylor St. Cross over the freeway and make a right on to Taylor St. At the third stop light make a left on to Juan St. Make a right at the second stop sign on to Twiggs. The theatre is on the right.
Take I-5 to the Old Town Exit. Head East on Old Town Ave (left from I-5 South, Right from I-5 North). Make a left on San Diego Ave. Follow San Diego Ave. until it ends at Twiggs St. Make a right. The Old Town Theatre is the second building on the left.
Parking is located across the street, with a smaller lot adjacent to the theatre. Additional parking lots are located throughout the Old Town area.