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Shakespeare Day celebration set at Rehoboth Beach Bandstand April 21

April 11, 2018

In celebration ofthe 454th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth April 23, Delaware Shakespeare will assemble dozens of Sussex County volunteers to perform snippets from every play in the Shakespearean canon over the course of one Bard-filled lunchtime at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand.

Many familiar faces – elected officials, students, faith leaders, chefs, business owners, librarians, journalists and more – will form an incredible cast of characters who will tackle scenes, dialogues, monologues (and even shorter bits) from each of the Bard's 38 surviving plays, including early works like “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” later pieces like “The Two Noble Kinsmen” and all those Henrys.

"Our first Shakespeare Day took place in front of The Grand Opera House, the second on The Green in Dover," said David Stradley, producing artistic director of Delaware Shakespeare. "It's fitting that we complete this very Delaware cycle by paying homage to The Bard at this iconic bandstand, in the heart of Delaware's biggest beach community."

The performance will begin at 1 p.m. and should last 45-60 minutes.