By Jen Czechowski

Here at Sweet Tea Shakespeare, we love a good library, and are we ever blessed with a great one here in Cumberland County. The Cumberland County Public Library has hosted us for performances, and their librarians are among our most devoted supporters. In honor of National Library Week, here is a (by no means complete) list of ways you can indulge your love of Shakespeare at the library. Visit your local branch, thank the library staff for being so awesome, and lose yourself in books, music, and movies.

Watch Some Shakespeare

  • Playing Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
  • In Search of Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare Uncovered
  • Shakespeare in Love
  • And, of course, a prodigious amount of plays.

Read Some Shakespeare

Of course the library is well stocked with plays. You can also try these:

  • Shakespeare’s Language, by Frank Kermode
  • How to Enjoy Shakespeare, by Robert Thomas Fallon (Spoiler: see a Sweet Tea show.)
  • Filthy Shakespeare: A Collection of Shakespeare’s Most Outrageous Sexual Puns, by Pauline Kiernan
  • Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, by Harold Bloom
  • Shakespeare’s Landlord, by Charlaine Harris
  • Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure, by Ryan North

Hear Some Shakespeare

  • Take All My Loves: Nine Shakespeare Sonnets, by Rufus Wainwright
  • Kiss Me, Kate Original Cast Recording

Thanks, Cumberland County Public Library, for sharing Shakespeare with our community. Happy National Library Week!

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