Bob Smith, returning to the Greenwich Library for the 11th time, will examine William Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" each Wednesday, from April 7 through May 19, at 7 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium.
"This is a play of extraordinary beauty both in its harsh relentless winter storms and its confirmation of a fragile life always just under the frozen surface," Smith said.
"The Winter's Tale," which was originally published in the First Folio of 1623, is grouped amongst Shakespeare's comedies. Some critics consider it to be one of Shakespeare's "problem plays," because the first three acts are filled with intense psychological drama, while the last two acts are comedic and supply a happy ending.
"It is a deeply spiritual play and, as with all of Shakespeare, this stunning text might have been plucked from recent headline," Smith said.
The program is free and open to all. Copies of the play will be provided. For more information, please contact Matthew Sgritta at (203)-622-7972.