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  • Date Sunday, November 6, 2016
  • Time 2:00 am
  • Venue Agecroft Hall
  • Hosts Steven Smith
    Carol and Ken Adelman

UPDATE: Due to the high volume of RSVPs, we are no longer accepting reservations for this event.

It’s an afternoon of music and theatrics when Steven Smith, music director of the Richmond Symphony, shares the stage with two noted Shakespeare specialists, Carol and Ken Adelman, president and vice-president of “Movers & Shakespeares” on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Presented at the historic Agecroft Hall, site of Richmond’s own summer Shakespeare Festival, these three entertaining speakers will compare beloved film versions of “Romeo and Juliet” alongside Berlioz’s brilliant musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, all in anticipation of the upcoming concerts by the Richmond Symphony and Chorus, November 12th and 13th, in the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center.

Featuring commentary on how Berlioz and Shakespeare conceived their works, the three speakers will present excerpts of the symphony and compare film versions of a selection of Shakespeare’s scenes, including the masked ball — where the two fall madly in love; the classic balcony scene; and the tragic ending and enduring legacy of the young lovers.

Carol and Ken Adelman are the creators of “Movers & Shakespeares,” a program devised to teach leadership through the works of Shakespeare. Carol is a frequent teacher of Shakespeare seminars at the Aspen Institute, has been a producer of amateur theatre for decades, and is currently the Director of the Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute, which publishes the annual Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances. Ken, who has taught Shakespeare at Georgetown University and George Washington University, is a former Ambassador to the U.N. and U.S. Arms Control Director under President Reagan, and author of Reagan at Reykjavik and Shakespeare in Charge. Their daughter, Jocelyn, has been a violinist with the Richmond Symphony since 2004.