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To commemorate the day of Shakespeare’s birth, and death, April 23rd, The Folger Shakespeare Library will host an international live streaming event from the historic Paster Reading Room at the Folger. Broadcast live via C-SPAN and live streamed at, a diverse array of actors, community leaders, artists and scholars will share their connection to Shakespeare through compelling performances and personal stories.

Confirmed presenters include Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Jane Chu; Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, William "Bro" Adams; actor and President Obama’s appointed Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Kal Penn; Guggenheim Fellow and author, Francisco Goldman; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Clarence Page; and the Reduced Shakespeare Company, the hilarious comedy troupe behind The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).