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April 16 is Shakespeare Day at the Huntington Library

April 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Huntington Library Bridge

Photo Credit: Michael Saechang via flickr cc

What better time to celebrate the interest, impact, and importance of the collective works of William Shakespeare than the 400-year anniversary of his passing?

Check it.

On Saturday, April 16 the Huntington Library will host a day-long celebration of the Bard through a series of theatrical experiences, demonstrations, workshops, and musical performances, from traditional scenes  to contemporary interpretations.

Performers for the day will include members of the Independent Shakespeare Co. and the Guild of St. George, members from the L.A. opera, and the Music Center’s touring ensemble Will & Company.

You’ll also be able to check out The Huntington’s rare “First Folio” edition of Shakespeare’s collected plays and other related works in the Library Exhibition Hall.

All activities are included with your admission fee.

Complete list of performances and activities listed below (per the Huntington’s official website).


Music from Shakespeare-Inspired Operas
LA Opera
Huntington Art Gallery Loggia: 11:30 a.m.

Scenes from Twelfth Night
Torres High School
Scott Loggia, 12 p.m.

Scenes from Taming of the Shrew
Guild of St. George
Huntington Art Gallery South Terrace: 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

“Shakespeare in Love”
Independent Shakespeare Company
Huntington Art Gallery North Vista: 1 p.m.

Romeo and Juliet (45 minutes)
Music Center’s Will & Company
Huntington Art Gallery Loggia: 1:30 p.m.

Scenes from Hamlet
Independent Shakespeare Company
Huntington Art Gallery North Vista: 2 p.m.

Scenes from Richard III
Independent Shakespeare Company
Huntington Art Gallery North Vista: 3 p.m.


Elizabethan Living History
Guild of St. George
Shakespeare Garden: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Shakespearean Insults and Compliments (and other activities)
Shakespeare Center LA
Library Lawn: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Quarto Folding and Coloring Sheets
Boys and Girls Club
Library Lawn: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Art Activities and Fencing
Sheroes Entertainment
Rose Garden: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Keep in mind weekend admission at the Huntington Library is Weekend admission is $20 for adults, $15 fir seniors 65 and over, $10 for students and children ages 12-18, $6 for children ages 5-11, and free to children 4 and under.


April 16, 2016
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino, 91108 United States
(626) 405-2100