Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday at the Langson Library

Department: Shakespeare Center

Date and Time: April 23, 2019 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Event Location: Langson Library: Lobby, Holden Room, and adjoining classrooms

Event Details

Shakespeare's Birthday!Come celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday at Langson Library! On the main stage, enjoy previews, songs, monologues, and a demo of fight choreography! Birthday cake at 1:00pm! (Main stage presentations begin at 12.)

In the lobby and other areas, come meet UCI's First Folio and other books from the era. There will also be crafts and coloring celebrating the world of Will.


Professor Eli Simon is Artistic Director of New Swan Shakespeare Festival.

Actor Thomas Varga played Puck and Caliban in New Swan productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018) and The Tempest (2017).

Singer/songwriter Jason Feddy directs Shakespeare’s Fool - a show of songs and speeches from the Plays of William Shakespeare.

Fight choreographer Mike Polak has directed movement for many New Swan productions, including 2018's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Free and open to all!

Co-sponsored by Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts and Culture Initiative.