FREE Shakespeare in the Park: Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Friday, April 27th, at the 8th Annual Shakespeare Sonnet Slam in Central Park, in which both professional actors and talented amateurs take turns reading all 154 Shakespeare Sonnets.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways, starting at 1 p.m., at the Naumberg Bandshell, mid-park at around 72nd St., organized and presented by Willful Pictures.
Shakespeare Sonnet Slam is FREE, but a $10 donation is suggested to cover expenses.
The event usually runs around 3 hours, and you can stop by whenever you like and stay for as long as you like, including to chat with famous Broadway, Hollywood and TV stars after they have finished reading their sonnet of choice.
Here is everbody’s favorite actor Richard Thomas reading Sonnet # 18 at the 2015 event
The Shakespeare Sonnet Slam is rain or shine, so let’s hope for shine.
If you want to be one of the sonnet readers, click here to register.
Yes, of course I know — How Do I Love Thee was written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, not by William Shakespeare.
But it’s my own personal favorite sonnet written by anybody, male or female, Shakespeare or somebody else.
The Shakespeare Sonnet Slam is the start of a busy season for FREE Shakespeare in the parks, including Central Park and Bryant Park.
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