The Shakespeare Society


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June 1, 6 - 8 pm
Honoring Dame Helen Mirren & Lily Rabe
At The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South
Tickets - $150. Space is LIMITED! Book early.
Please join The Shakespeare Society for our third annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration where we celebrate this past year of Shakespeare in New York City! This year we will honor Dame Helen Mirren with The Shakespeare Medal and Lily Rabe with the Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare award. The evening will include a silent auction with items from Broadway, the Metropolitan Opera, American Ballet Theatre, BAM, Theatre for a New Audience, The Folger Library & Theatre, and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and many more; awards ceremony, cocktails and canapés! We look forward to seeing you there!

May 19 - June 1
Click HERE to Bid

The Playing Shakespeare Celebration Online Auction—from May 19 to June 1--inow open!  Bid on items from the Metropolitan Opera, Shakespeare in the Park, American Ballet Theatre, BAM, Theatre for a New Audience, The Folger Library & Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and packages that include special dinners, sailing, a weekend getaway, and more.  Proceeds go to support all of The Shakespeare Society’s humanities, artistic and educational programs. So, tell your friends, family, community. Let the bidding begin! 

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June 16 at 7pm
Wolf Hall/All Is True
At the Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park S.
FREE & Open to Shakespeare Society & Players Club Members ONLY
Email Michelle Palmour or call 212-967-6802 to reserve

Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII; Cardinal Wolsey and Thomas Cranmer; Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn; Hilary Mantel and William Shakespeare all gather at The Players Club in an explosion of ambition, intrigue, sex and power in the 16th century.  Join cast members from Broadway's smash hit Wolf Hall/Bring Up the Bodies for readings from Shakespeare's Henry VIII and a discussion of the similarities and differences between Mantel's and Shakespeare's approaches to the same historical figures and the entire notion of fictionalizing history.