On Tuesday, April 20 at noon, 16 actors will appear at the Library of Congress’ Whittall Pavilion to deliver more world-famous iambic pentameter than you can shake a spear at.
It’s the annual Shakespeare’s Birthday reading, a chapter in the “Poetry at Noon” series presented by the Library’s Poetry and Literature Center. (It’s Shakespeare’s 446th.)
The actors, from the Shakespeare Theater Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University, will not only deliver the words but will act them out for the audience – wordplay may be joined by swordplay.
Poetry at Noon is free and open to the public. The Whittall Pavilion is on the ground floor (for all you groundlings) of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., S.E., Washington, D.C.