Shaking Up Shakespeare – “Macbeth” Modern-Day Retelling
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us at the Cold Spring branch as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio!
Shaking Up Shakespeare is a year-long series taking place at the Cold Spring branch, where we will Shake Up the ways in which you view Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s works are timeless and have been the inspiration for many of our favorite modern-day tales. Join us each month as we explore four of Shakespeare’s most popular works through classroom-style discussions, theatrical performances, and popular movies inspired by the plays!
This month, join us for a showing of a modern-day movie that is a retelling of Macbeth with a twist. We will be showing Billy Morrissette’s 2001 black comedy, which is set against the backdrop of a fast food restaurant in early 70s, rural Pennsylvania. After the movie, talk about key points and differences between the source text and the film adaptation!
This is the final event in the Shaking Up Shakespeare series.
What is The First Folio?
The First Folio, officially titled Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, is a collection of Shakespeare’s works. Published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, the First Folio is considered to be one of the most influential books in history. The First Folio contains plays which had never before appeared in print, including As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Tempest, and many more. Without the First Folio, 18 of Shakespeare’s plays might have been lost forever.
To learn more about the First Folio, please visit the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Where can I read Shakespeare’s works?
You can find Shakespeare’s many works in our collection, both in physical and digital formats! Search by specific title or by author in the library’s catalog to place items on hold.
Some of Shakespeare’s works are always available in our digital collection! Visit Kentucky Libraries Unbound and log in with your library card number, or search “Shakespeare” in the Libby by Overdrive app! If you have never used Libby or Kentucky Libraries Unbound and are unsure how to get started, visit any of our branches to speak with an Information Services librarian for assistance.
To view a complete list of Shakespeare’s works, please visit the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Please note that this event is only open to ages 18+.
Please note any accommodation requests in the Special Needs section of the registration form.
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Age Range: 18+
Movie Rating: R
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