Shakespeare's characters greet patrons at Pasquotank County Library
Kesha Willliams March 25, 2014
This year marks the 450 anniversary of William Shakespeare's birthday. Two professors
from Elizabeth City State University, who teach literature at the university, strolled
the aisles of the Pasquotank County Library in search of the poet/playwright's fans.
They found patrons who recalled Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar and more
of Shakespeare's works while attending high school and college. Among those patrons
were two county commissioners.
The professors invited the commissioners and the patrons to the campus this week.
The Department of Language Literature and Communication will host "An Afternoon with
The Shrew," a lecture by Dr. Vandana Gavaskar and Dr. Chantelle MacPhee on the film
versions of William Shakespeare's comedy, "The Taming of the Shrew" from 2 p.m. to
4 p.m. on March 26 in room #138 of Johnson Hall on the campus of ECSU. The professors
say the discussion will well prepare attendees for a live performance later in the
week at ECSU. The Virginia Stage Company will perform, "Taming of the Shrew" in the
auditorium of the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center on March 28. See www.ecsu.edu
for details of that performance.
County Commissioner Jeff Dixon, left, and County Commissioner Cecil Perry, third from
the left, welcomed Dr. Vandana Gavaskar, dressed as Bianca, (second from left) and
Dr. Chantelle MacPhee dressed as Kate (far right), characters from "Taming of the
Shrew" to the Pasquotank County Library.