Library renews Shakespeare Week with birthday bash, workshops, performances

Hood River Library Shakespeare Week is April 21 - 25.

Here are the events:

April 21 —2:30-5 p.m., Shoe Box Stage Craft: Assemble your own shoe box theater and all the world’s your stage.

April 22 — 3 p.m., Shakespeare Matinee for Kids: Enjoy three classic tales in charming stop animation. Drawings for prizes.

April 23 — 6 p.m., Birthday Party Bash; Come celebrate with Portland’s Original Practice Shakespeare Festival as they perform “A Comedy of Errors”, the famous farce of twins separated at birth. Come dressed as s twin (with a friend) for prizes. Birthday cake served.

April 25 – 1 p.m., Swordplay workshop: Shakespeare’s stories are famous for their sword duels. Come learn the basics and a scene from Macbeth. Ages 8 and up only, please.

All week for kids — memorize a famous Shakespeare quote for a free book. Kids can pick up a quotation bookmark in the kid’s library starting April 14.

All week for grown ups — Shakespeare Quiz.

Do you know your Bard?

To get people ready, Jana Hannigan of Hood River Library has provided two quizzes on Shakespeare plays. The second one will run a week from now. (Answers below.)

The Bard! Do you know him well? Get ready for Will’s birthday with this quiz. Take the full quiz at the HR Library April 21-25 to win prizes.

Name the play these quotes are from:

1-”By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”

2-”The course of true love never did run smooth.”

3-”If music be the food of love, play on!”

4-“A plague o’ both your houses!“

5-”O brave new world, that has such people in ‘t!“

Name the play these characters are from:

1- Puck



Finish the quotes:

1-”All that glisters is not

2-”That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as _

3-“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a _ child!”


Name the play: Macbeth; Midsummer Night’s Dream; Twelfth Night; Romeo and Juliet

The Tempest;

Characters: Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Tempest; Much Ado About Nothing;

Finish the quotes: gold, sweet, thankless

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