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Explorations Read-Aloud: “Shakespearean: On Life and Language in Times of Disruption” by Robert McCrum

Friday, July 15 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Every Friday, at 11:00 am, on the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, the library will stream a brand new recording of local thespian, Joseph Coté reading aloud selections from a wide variety of fascinating and entertaining books of fiction and non-fiction. This is a program to help keep our community connected to books during the pandemic when we are unable to meet in person.

For July 15, in a salute to the Camden Shakespeare Festival 2022, Coté will read aloud from Robert McCrum’s book Shakespearean: On Life and Language in Times of Disruption. Summary: When Robert McCrum began his recovery from a life-changing stroke, he discovered that the only words that made sense to him were snatches of Shakespeare. Unable to travel or move as he used to, Shakespeare became his “book of life”—an endless source of inspiration through which he could embark on “journeys of the mind” and see a reflection of our own disrupted times. Shakespearean is a rich, brilliant and superbly drawn portrait of an extraordinary artist, one of the greatest writers who ever lived. Through an enthralling narrative, ranging widely in time and space, McCrum seeks to understand Shakespeare within his historical context while also exploring the secrets of literary inspiration, and examining the nature of creativity itself. Witty and insightful, he makes a passionate and deeply personal case that Shakespeare’s words and ideas are not just enduring in their relevance – they are nothing less than the eternal key to our shared humanity.

Click the links to find the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

Thoughts to share? Book ideas to suggest?
Contact Joseph at friday-explorations@usa.net

Excited to check out this year’s production of “As You Like It” performed by the Camden Shakespeare Festival in the Amphitheatre, July 13 – August 7? CLICK HERE for more details and information about how to get tickets.

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Camden, ME 04843 United States
207-236-3440