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Sunday
Sep092012

Shakespeare, Dracula and Dickens (and Drinking!)

I will be out and about at many places (maybe too many) this September.  There's Shakespeare and Dracula and Dickens (and Dickens and Drinking) all month long.  

My long list of Dickens events, some of which I'm hosting, some introducing, some just attending can be found at my Dickens site here.  Philly is really the place to be this month if you are a Dickensian.  Of course, my favorite event will the Drinking with Dickens night at National Mechanics 7-9 on Mon Sept 17.  Come early and join me for dinner.

I'm also hosting the first meeting of the Jenkintown Shakespeare Book Club's new season this Wed night (Sept 12) at 7:30 PM at the Jenkintown Library.  This month's play is A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Join us for some Shakespearean discussion about one of his most popular plays.  We meet the second Wednesday of every month.  Here's our entire 2012-13 season:

  • Sept 12 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Oct 10 - Hamlet
  • Nov 14 - The Tempest
  • Dec 12  - Measure for Measure
  • Jan 9 - Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Feb 13 - Coriolanus
  • Mar 13 - The Alchemist, by Ben Johnson
  • Apr 10- Othello
  • May 8 - Timon of Athens

And I can't wait for Tue Sept 18, when Josh Hitchens will be performing his one-man Dracula show at La Salle Univerity's Dan Rodden Theater.  I'm teaching a Horror Literature class this semester and I thought his show would be a great experience for my students reading Dracula.  Hitchens has performed his piece at the Rosenbach Library, the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion and Kyle Cassidy's living room (where I had the pleasure of seeing it).  

All in all, it's a busy month and I hope my family survives my frequent absence.  From Sept 10-25, I'll be home just two nights.  This is what's it like living the life of a Literary Provocateur.  

I have not been asked to judge a Miss American Vampire contest, but I would defnitely say yes if asked.

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