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Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Inner-city Bard, 'Chickspeare' and more
Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Inner-city Bard, 'Chickspeare' and more

William Shakespeare's 450th birthday falls on Wednesday, per historians' best reckoning in the absence of ironclad documentation. It’s time to remember that “in delay there lies no plenty,” as the Bard told us in “Twelfth Night,” and thus make the most of the opportunity to celebrate the milestone that’s at hand. If it’s stars you want for the birthday festivities, then the “Evening of Shakespeare, Music and Love” on Friday at the Moss Theater at New Roads School in Santa Monica is your $100 ticket. Jane Seymour, Malcolm McDowell, Michael York and Harry Hamlin are among the 19 performers who’ll deliver sonnets, dramatic readings and songs from the birthday boy’s quill pen. Part of the...

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