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The Bard just turned 454 — and that’s a perfect excuse to brush up on your Shakespeare.
Here’s another — the arrival later this month of the Stratford Festival’s 2018 season.
Those ace reasons to get your Bard background align on Tuesdays in May at the LPL’s Masonville branch.

Morgan Ring. Photo courtesy of the Warburg Institute.
Morgan Ring. Photo courtesy of the Warburg Institute.

The Stratford Festival Lecture Series 2018 brings in speakers on plays hitting fest stages this summer. The series opened on May 1. It continues on May 8 when Morgan Ring — Frances A. Yates Research Fellow, The Warburg Institute, University of (the other) London — speaks on Julius Caesar. Discussions on two more Shakespeare plays and an Oscar Wilde farce complete the series.
The series could be said to have saved the best for last — though she would never put it that way herself — when Western University’s Prof. M.J. Kidnie discusses Comedy Of Errors on May 29.
The Masonville branch library series is free.

IF YOU GO

What: The Stratford Festival Lecture Series 2018, an LPL program with speakers provided by the fest.
When: Tuesdays in May, 7 p.m. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (May 8), Shakespeare’s Coriolanus (May 15), Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband (May 22) and Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors (May 29).
Where: Masonville branch library, 30 North Centre Road, London.
Details: Free. Q&A follows talk, Visit lpl.ca or call 519-660-4646.

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