Bob Smith will lead weekly discussions of Shakespeare's Richard III at Greenwich Library starting Wednesday, September 12, at 7 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium.
For his 19th Shakespeare play at Greenwich Library, Bob Smith has selected the tragedy of King Richard III.
David Garrick as Richard III (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"It's hard to believe that this blackest of black comedies was written three centuries before Beckett's End Game. And it's inspired so many great movies! From the classic Laurence Olivier version to Ian McKellen's fascist fantasma. Al Pacino also scored a hit with his iconoclastic Looking for Richard, and with a playful nod to the Bard's charismatic crook-back, Neil Simon guided actor Richard Dreyfuss to an Academy Award for his spoof of R3 in the much-lauded Goodbye Girl," said Smith.
Library Journal called Bob Smith "the teacher we all should have had to introduce us to Shakespeare." The Boston Globe calls him "inspired and inspiring."
This well-loved series will be crowned with a showing of Al Pacino's Looking for Richard.
The program is free and open to all. The Shakespeare series is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. Copies of the play will be provided. For more information, please contact Matthew Sgritta at (203) 622-7972.