What if Everything You Learned About Shakespeare Was a Lie?

Featured23oct7:00 pm8:00 pmWhat if Everything You Learned About Shakespeare Was a Lie?Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 342367:00 pm - 8:00 pm AreaSarasotaTypeTheater,Book Presentation,StorytellingCost$0--7

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A Conversation with Award-Winning Writer, Actor & Director Ron Destro.

What if everything you learned about William Shakespeare was a lie? That’s the question we’ll explore this evening with the Kennedy Center award-winning playwright, actor, director, and author Ron Destro. Come hear why the Shakespeare authorship question (supported by such notables as Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Orson Wells, and Mark Rylance) is a legitimate one. Then listen to the first chapter of Destro’s audiobook, The Starre, The Moone, The Sunne , narrated by acclaimed actor Sir Derek Jacobi, followed by audience questions and a book signing.
About the book:
In 1624 London, a brave printer is executed, a portly poet is kidnapped, a Stratford-upon-Avon grave is emptied, King James is put into a panic, many swashes are buckled, and things are never as they seem, all because brave Nicholas and clever Valentina are about to discover and reveal the true identity of “William Shake-speare.” This is a timely tale that touches on the powerful love of fathers, the perils of the plague, the joys of turnips, and the mysterious life and tragic death of the Bard of Avon. It is a (mostly) true story of suspense and humor.
About the author:
Ron Destro is a Kennedy Center award-winning writer, actor and director. His works include The Shakespeare Masterclasses (Routledge) and the play Hiroshima , with an original score by Yoko Ono, which was listed in the Top Twenty Best Shows of the year by NY Theatre Wire . His new novel, The Starre, The Moone, The Sunne , was shortlisted in the Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition. He has staged more than 50 Shakespeare productions in Stratford-upon-Avon, Birnam Wood, Elsinore, Agincourt and Venice, and is the founding director of the New York and London-based Oxford Shakespeare Company.
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This free in-person event is in the Loft at our store at The Mark, 117 S. Pineapple.
Registration will end 1 hour before the event’s scheduled time.
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All signed up and unable to go? Please let us know! Seating is limited and there may be people on our waitlist who would like to to take your place. Please send an email to bryn@sarasotabooks.com ASAP and hopefully we’ll see you next time.
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Time

October 23, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236

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$0–7