Direct Brian Kulick celebrates his appointment as artistic director of the Shakespeare Society by hosting Shakespeare Goes A-wooing June 18 at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. In the evening, Kulick will discuss romance and relationships in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V and Othello using excerpts from various film versions of the plays. Kulick has tackled Shakespeare several times for New York's Public Theatre, staging the more difficult and more obscure A Winter's Tale, Pericles and Timon of Athens. The Shakespeare Society liked what they saw in the helmer, so co-founders Adriana Munchin and Nancy Becker named him new artistic director of the Society.
The organization is best known for bestowing its Shakespeare Society Medal on persons who promote the works of Stratford-on-Avon's most famous son. Past recipients include actress Claire Bloom, actor Sir Derek Jacobi and professor Harold Bloom. For information on the Society, call (212) 327-3399 or visit http://www.shakespearesociety.org.
— By Christine Ehren