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Thursday, February 18

First Folio Festival

Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lobby, Museum of Art, and Dance Theater

The Penny Lane Consort, the Middlebury Actors Workshop, the Mountain Ayres, and professors James Berg and Timothy Billings

Join us for Renaissance music, gallery talks, and a live theater performance celebrating the exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. Starting at 4:30, The Penny Lane Consort will perform music of Shakespeare’s time on recorders, sackbut, and other instruments. At 4:45 PM and 6:15 PM, join Middlebury College professors James Berg and Timothy Billings for gallery tours in the Museum of Art. At 5:15 PM, the Middlebury Actors Workshop will perform Straight Up Shakespeare, an energetic, fast-paced romp through Shakespeare’s world. This free performance will feature Shakespeare’s most famous scenes and sonnets, linked together with original commentary that will demystify Shakespeare for all ages. Next, The Mountain Ayres, Middlebury College’s co-ed acappella group dedicated to the appreciation and performance of Renaissance music, will serenade visitors until it is time to say, “Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow.” Also enjoy Renaissance refreshments, children’s activities, and Shakespeare selfies. FREE.

For a full list of events associated with the First Folio! exhibit, please visit the First Folio! blog.