St. Anselm Celebrates Shakespeare With Sonnets

Apr 29, 2013

Organizer Prof. Gary Bouchard has used the same cardboard cut-out of Shakespeare since the event's inception. It resides in his office for the other 364 days of the year.
Credit Ryan Lessard / NHPR

  For the past 25 years, New Hampshire’s Saint Anselm College has hosted a celebration of William Shakespeare’s birthday with period music, theatrical renditions, and public readings of all 154 of the bard's famously melancholic and romantic sonnets. Ryan Lessard brings us this audio postcard.

CORRECTION: The St. Anselm Shakespeare event takes place on April 23rd, not April 26th as we say in the piece.