Folger Library Gets Shakespeare Sculptures

Posted April 25, 2003 at 2:02pm

The Folger Shakespeare Library recently unveiled four sculptures for its Elizabethan Garden.

The quartet of sculptures by artist Greg Wyatt are half-size replicas of works which currently reside in the Great Garden of New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Sponsored by John Chwat, president of the American Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Barbara Newington of the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, the sculptures depict such Shakespeare masterpieces as “Hamlet,” “King Lear,” “The Tempest” and “Julius Caesar.”

LOC Marks Release Of ‘Hispanic Yearbook’

The Library of Congress will mark the publication of the 17th “Anuario Hispano/ Hispanic Yearbook” with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 29 in the Southeast Pavilion of the Thomas Jefferson Building.

“Anuario Hispano” is distributed free of charge to libraries and Hispanic organizations and includes a directory of U.S. government organizations, listings for Hispanic Members of Congress, Hispanic organizations nationwide and more.

Librarian of Congress James Billington, Deputy Librarian of Congress Donald Scott, Rep. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Silvestre Reyes (R-Texas) will host the event. Speakers will include Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, supreme allied commander of Europe and commander, U.S. European Command; Gen. Christopher Cortez; and Argentine Ambassador Mario Amadeo.

The free event is open to the public. For reservations, call the Library’s Hispanic Division at (202) 707-2003.

NEA Launches Shakespeare Tour

The National Endowment for the Arts kicked off its nationwide, 100-community Shakespeare tour last week in a ceremony at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The Shakespeare in American Communities project aims to expand access to the Bard’s works in small and mid-size communities throughout the United States. Six theater companies — including the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The Acting Company from New York — will participate in the endeavor, which will run from September 2003 through November 2004.

Ward 6 Councilwoman To Attend SPNA Meeting

D.C. City Councilwoman Sharon Ambrose (D-Ward 6) will attend the Stanton Park Neighborhood Association’s monthly meeting tonight.

Neighborhood residents will be able to ask questions and speak with the councilwoman during the meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Northeast Branch Public Library, Seventh Street and Maryland Avenue Northeast.

— Bree Hocking, Amy Carlile and Jennifer Yachnin