Free Folger Friday: Shakespeare, Not Stirred (2015)

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Free Folger Friday: Shakespeare, Not Stirred, one of the Talks and Screenings at the Folger, was held in the Folger Theatre 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.

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

Featuring classic images from the Folger Shakespeare Library collection (hilariously doctored to feature some hard-partying Shakespearean protagonists).

Listen to the authors on episode 30 of the Folger podcast Shakespeare Unlimited / here.