Bob Smith returns to explore Shakespeare's The Tempest
Bob Smith will lead weekly discussions of Shakespeare's The Tempest at Greenwich Library starting Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium.
Most historians agree that The Tempest is based on the miraculous survival of the crew of the Sea Venture, a ship whose passengers were the very first of the millions that have wintered in Bermuda. So, in the spring of 1609, Shakespeare started writing the amazing storm that opens The Tempest.
This is a magical, expansive, poetically potent masterpiece. "We are such stuff as dreams are made on..."
The five-week program will be followed by the extraordinary 2010 film of the play starring Christopher Plummer, Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. (2 hrs. 11 min.) The group will not meet on Wednesday, May 1.
Library Journal called Bob Smith "the teacher we all should have had to introduce us to Shakespeare." The Boston Globe called him "inspired and inspiring."
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.