Free Folger Friday: Shakespeare, Not Stirred (2015)


Free Folger Friday: Shakespeare, Not Stirred, one of the Talks and Screenings at the Folger, was held in the The Haskell Center for Education and Public Programs on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 6:00pm.

Authors Caroline Bicks and Michelle Ephraim sat down to discuss their new book Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas, released September 1, 2015.

In Shakespeare, Not Stirred, two professors mix equal parts booze and Bard to help you through your everyday dramas. It’s like having Shakespeare right there in your living room, downing a great drink and putting your crappy day in perspective. So get out your cocktail shaker and lend him your ears.

Featuring classic images from the Folger Shakespeare Library collection (hilariously doctored to feature some hard-partying Shakespearean protagonists). Each original cocktail and hors d’oeuvre recipe connects Shakespeare’s characters to life’s daily predicaments:

  • Drown your sorrows after a workplace betrayal with Othello’s "Green-Eyed Monster"
  • Distract yourself from domestic drama with Kate’s "Shrew-driver" or Cleopatra’s "Flings in a Blanket"
  • Recapture your youth with Puck’s "Magic ’Shrooms"
  • Mark a romantic occasion with Beatrice and Benedick’s "Much Ado About Frothing"

Listen to the authors on the Folger podcast Shakespeare Unlimited here.