Fourth Annual Shakespeare Festival


Time to party like it’s 1564! RCTC’s Fourth Annual Shakespeare Festival is April 13-21.

Student Life and the Goddard Library are sponsoring events during the week of bardalicious activities.

  • Wed. Apr. 13: Sonnet-writing workshop, 2-3 p.m. MH209. The winners of a student sonnet competition will win $50, $25, and $10 gift certificates to the RCTC Bookstore and get their poems published in the Echo. The first-place sonnet will be published in the Rochester Post Bulletin. E-mail your submissions to John. by noon on Tuesday, April 19. (Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.*)
  • Tues. Apr. 19: Halt! An Audience! An encounter with the Bard by The Minnesota Sky Vault Company from 11-noon in the cafeteria. Refreshments! (Do you think because you are virtuous, that there shall be no more cakes?*)
  • Tues. Apr. 19: Spoken Word, Poetry and Music featuring Bob Sanborn, Colby Ruport, and the poetry of ENGL1150. A poetry open mic to follow. Event begins at 12:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. (All the world’s a stage.*)
  • Thur. Apr. 21: Sonnet winners will be announced. Join us for a Shakespearean Stage Combat Presentation by Doug Scholz-Carlson of the Great River Shakespeare Festival in CF206/208 at 6 p.m. Celebrate the Bard’s birthday with cake. (With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come.*)

Goddard Library will have Shakespeare display on the main floor during the week available for viewing, and while you’re there, ask for a Shakespeare bookmark.

You can also participate in the Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt, which asks questions like Shakespeare’s birth date, three main types of plays, and naming three Shakespearean tragedies. There are hints for each question, and you can find the answer to everything in the library. Pick up the form at the Reference Desk and get hunting!

Feel like getting insulted while you’re at it? The Library will also have a stack of those available for anyone who wishes to expand his or her vocabulary: You scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I?ll tickle your catastrophe! *

In addition, hop up to the third floor in AT306 and check out the “Lighting Shakespeare” exhibition presented by the Photographic Lighting Techniques class.

* Words from the Bard himself.


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