Shakespeare Festival Director To Speak At CU-Boulder Friends Of The Libraries Event March 9

Published: Feb. 25, 2008

The University of Colorado at Boulder Friends of the Libraries spring "Treasures" event will feature a talk by Philip Charles Sneed, producing artistic director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, on Sunday, March 9.

Sneed will give a lecture titled "Hamlet in Vladivostok, Act I," at 2 p.m. in Eaton Humanities Building room 150. The talk is free and open to the public.

Sneed initiated a cultural exchange program with the Maxim Gorky Theatre of Vladivostok, Russia. Six projects have been presented as a result of the program, including a bilingual "Hamlet" in Russia in which Sneed played the title role.

Some of Sneed's previous affiliations include The Foothill Theatre Company/Sierra Shakespeare Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, San Diego's Old Globe Theatre and multiple seasons with the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is president of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America.

A light catered reception will follow the program.

Sneed will present the second part of his talk, "Hamlet in Vladisvostok, Act II," on Tuesday, March 11, at the University Women's Club luncheon in the University Memorial Center. Cost of the lunch is $15 and reservations must be received by March 4.

The Friends of the Libraries event is co-sponsored by the Camera newspaper. Pay parking is available in the Euclid Avenue Autopark or in lot 380 adjacent to the Eaton Humanities Building and Macky Auditorium.

For more information about the March 9 event call 303-492-7511. To make a reservation for the March 11 event call 303-786-7013.