Events

Special Public Program

Richard Clark Presents a Solo Performance of Shakespeare's Greatest Hits
The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet

Monday, May 13, 2013
7:00 PM
The Council Chamber
Watertown Town Hall
149 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Come and share some of the most memorable moments in dramatic literature.  Let your imaginatin sally forth with fabled kings as they "mount barb'd steeds to fright the souls of fearsome adversaries."  Eavesdrop on the intimate murmurings of Romeo, the obsessive passions of Anthony and Cleopatra and the demented musings of King Richard, as he broods over the love he will never have.  Twelve different characters, twenty-five monologues and soliloquies from his most famous plays.  Laugh with the fools, cry with the afflicted, dream with the poets.  Beware the possessed!  Don't miss a chance to experience the essence of the world's greatest wordsmith.

Presented jointly by the Historical Society of Watertown and The Shakespeare Reading Group of Watertown, thanks to a generous grant from the Watertown/Harvard Community Enrichment Fund.

This program is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Joyce at 781-899-7239.

 

Annual Members Meeting with Election of Officers and May Public Program

The Lexington Historical Society's Colonial Singers

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
7:00 PM Annual Members Meeting
7:30 PM May Public Program
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Members of The Colonial Singers, who love history and music in equal measure, will perform.  Formed in January, 2010, the group of 15 people presents the music enjoyed in the American colonies during the late 1700s, particularly the songs created to promote either rebellion or loyalty to Britian.

Dressed in period attire, the group ranges through the wide variety of music of the day, including brisk marches, rowdy drinking songs, solemn hymns, tender love songs, fife-and-drum tunes and the "catches" or rounds that were a popular form of entertainment in centuries past.  During concerts, the group's director, Dian Taraz, explains the background of each song--who created it and why, where it was sung and the event or people it addressed.

This meeting and program are free and open to the public.
For more information, call Joyce at 781-899-7239.