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Enjoy Nashville’s Shakespearean tradition on West End

Aug. 8, 2018—The Nashville Shakespeare Festival will perform "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" through Sept. 9 at Centennial Park, with significant support from Vanderbilt and other community partners.

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Library Lawn

Apr. 11, 2018—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival will hold the Bard's Birthday Bash—marking the 454th birthday of William Shakespeare—April 23 on Library Lawn.

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Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning winter term

Nov. 16, 2017—African American pioneers in sports and entertainment, media in a time of fake news, and climate change and human health are among the winter offerings of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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Distinguished Shakespeare scholar Ann Cook Calhoun dies

Aug. 18, 2017—Ann Cook Calhoun, an internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar and a powerful force for making the Bard's plays accessible to everyone, died Aug. 13 at the age of 82.

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A&S student featured in 2017 Shakespeare in the Park

Aug. 8, 2017—Miranda Pepin, an Arts and Science rising senior, performs two roles in the Nashville Shakespeare Festival's double feature, "The Winter's Tale" and "Antony and Cleopatra," at Centennial Park.

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Register now for Osher 2017 winter classes at Vanderbilt

Nov. 21, 2016—The diverse classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt for winter 2017 include a look behind the scenes of 'Romeo and Juliet,' Perry Wallace's inspiring story, and steel drum band.

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Hicks to discuss ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ at Williamson Library

Sep. 9, 2016—Denice Hicks will take the audience behind the scenes of Shakespeare in the Park when she lectures at the Williamson County Public Library Sept. 21 as part of "Vanderbilt at the Library."

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Enjoy Vanderbilt night under the stars at Shakespeare in the Park

Aug. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are encouraged to come to Centennial Park Aug. 27, when a limited number of bench seats will be reserved for them to see "A Comedy of Errors."

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Listen: Register now for Vanderbilt Osher winter 2016 classes

Dec. 14, 2015—Learn how to play the steel drums, watch a performance of "King Lear," and much more during the Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning winter classes, open to all adults 50 and older.

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Shakespeare festival director is next guest in bookstore interview series

Jan. 30, 2014—Stronger Arts/Stronger Cities, a yearlong series hosted by Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt, will continue Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. with Nashville Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Denice Hicks.

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Barnes & Noble partners with ‘Shakespeare in the Park’

Aug. 9, 2013—Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt has partnered with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival to provide story times, live performances and much more this fall.

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Blair student featured in Shakespeare in the Park production

Aug. 22, 2012—Steven Fiske, a vocal performance major at Blair School of Music and a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar, plays one of the principal supporting characters in Much Ado About Nothing, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s 2012 summer production at Centennial Park. Fiske, of Franklin, Tenn., was selected for the role of Claudio, whom he describes as “a young...

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