National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Shakespeare At Play


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328 N Brighton St
Burbank, CA 91506-2104

Tel: 818/566-1925
Fax: 818/566-1925
http://www.shakespeareatplay.org

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Events

The BIG READ "Great Gatsby" Kick Off Event-Keynote

Cast to be determined: Will perform an LA Premiere professional reading of the Simon Levy play "The Great Gatsby" on stage. Keynote Speaker Simon Levy will discuss the writing of the play and its significance to American culture and theater. After a presentation of the purposes and functions of THE BIG READ. Before the performance there will by light refreshments, Big Read displays, promos for upcoming events, book marks, and book give aways along with readers guides in the lobby. Clothing and displays of items of the time period along with historical descriptions of the relevance of said items and clothing to set the stage for the reading to come. There will also be displays regarding F. Scott Fitzgerald's history and life as well as promos for all of the upcoming events of THE BIG READ.

Event Location: The Colony Theatre, 555 N 3rd St , Burbank, CA 91502

Date: Tue, Sep 17, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Mantinee showing of "The Great Gatsby" film with Robert Redford.

Community Room. Introduction of the Big Read program and purposes along with a description of Shakespeare At Play/BIG READ Events coming. Free books, book marks, and readers guides will be distributed along with free popcorn supplied from Shakespeare At Play. A brief discussion regarding the making of this film and the possible comparisons to the new film recently released will follow with a session of Q&A.

Event Location: Burbank Public Libraries - Buena Vista Location, 300 N Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505

Date: Fri, Oct 18, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Matinee showing of "The Great Gatsby" New version with Leonardo Dicaprio

Community Room. Introduction of the Big Read program and it's purposes along with the Shakespeare At Play/BIG READ Events coming. Free "The Great Gatsby" books, book marks, and readers guides will be given away as well as free popcorn supplied from Shakespeare At Play. A brief discussion regarding the making of this film and the possible comparisons to the Robert Redford film and how they relate to the book will take place at the end of the showing along with a Q&A session.

Event Location: Burbank Public Libraries - Buena Vista Location, 300 N Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505

Date: Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Malibu Gatsby Extravaganza

1920's Costume Party, 1920's Jazz Band with Singer performances, Dance Lessons and Contest regarding the "Charlston" dance. Ongoing food and drink, (first light hors d'oeuvres, then pause and smorgasbord), Light drinks, water, wine, soft drinks, juices. Re-enactment magicians & sleight of hands persons interacting with the crowd. Intro The Big Read, its purpose and programs. Big Read displays, with promos for upcoming events. Clothing and displays of items from the 1920's, displays of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Cast to be determined, Professional reading of the Play "The Great Gatsby" and/or performance of the one-man show "Meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald" then a presentation of L.A. Hosts Lions Club Leo's Round Table discussion of the book which they have been studying for months. BIG READ giveaways of bookmarks, readers guides, CDs, and rubber wristbands declaring participation in the Big Read programs of "The Great Gatsby."

Event Location: Estate of Dr. Amarjit S. Marwah, 29057 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

Date: Sun, Oct 27, 2013
Time: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Music of the 1920's

The Hollywood Rhythm Kings will be providing a concert of the music of the 1920's. Introduction of the Big Read with its purpose and programs along with Shakespeare At Play events will be presented. The Big Read readers guides, bookmarks, and CDs will be given away. Location is the Community Room.

Event Location: Burbank Public Libraries - Buena Vista Location, 300 N Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505

Date: Thu, Nov 14, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Brown Bag Book Club Reads "The Great Gatsby"

All members of the book club will read "The Great Gatsby" and hold a book discussion on the part they have read. Big Read bookmarks and readers guides will be given away.

Event Location: Burbank Public Libraries - Buena Vista Location, 300 N Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505

Date: Tue, Nov 19, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Music of the 1920's

The Hollywood Rhythm Kings will be providing a concert of the music of the 1920's. Introduction of the Big Read with its purpose and programs along with Shakespeare At Play events will be presented. The Big Read readers guides, bookmarks, and CDs will be given away. Location is the Auditorium.

Event Location: Burbank Central Public Library, 110 N Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502

Date: Tue, Nov 19, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Brown Bag Book Club Reads "The Great Gatsby"

All members of the book club will read "The Great Gatsby" and hold a book discussion on the part they have read. Big Read bookmarks and reader’s guides will be given away.

Event Location: Burbank Public Libraries - Buena Vista Location, 300 N Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505

Date: Tue, Nov 26, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Brown Bag Book Club Reads "The Great Gatsby"

All members of the book club will read "The Great Gatsby" and hold a book discussion on the part they have read. Big Read bookmarks and reader’s guides will be given away.

Event Location: Burbank Public Libraries - Buena Vista Location, 300 N Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505

Date: Tue, Dec 3, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Brown Bag Book Club Reads "The Great Gatsby"

All members of the book club will read "The Great Gatsby" and hold a book discussion on the part they have read. Big Read bookmarks and reader’s guides will be given away.

Event Location: Burbank Public Libraries - Buena Vista Location, 300 N Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505

Date: Tue, Dec 10, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Brown Bag Book Club Reads "The Great Gatsby"

All members of the book club will read "The Great Gatsby" and hold a book discussion on the entire book they have read. Big Read bookmarks and reader’s guides will be given away.

Event Location: Burbank Public Libraries - Buena Vista Location, 300 N Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505

Date: Tue, Dec 17, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Joslyn Adult Center Reads "The Great Gatsby"

All members of the book club will read "The Great Gatsby" and hold a book discussion on the part they have read. Big Read bookmarks and reader’s guides will be given away.

Event Location: Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506

Date: Thu, Jan 9, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Joslyn Adult Center Reads "The Great Gatsby"

All members of the book club will read "The Great Gatsby" and hold a book discussion on the part they have read. Big Read bookmarks and reader’s guides will be given away.

Event Location: Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506

Date: Thu, Jan 16, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Joslyn Adult Center Reads "The Great Gatsby"

All members of the book club will read "The Great Gatsby" and hold a book discussion on the part they have read. Big Read bookmarks and reader's guides will be given away.

Event Location: Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91506

Date: Thu, Jan 23, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald

Actor and Writer Larry Vanderveen assumes the role of legendary novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald performing a one-man-show depicting the life, times, and the motivation of the man who penned such classic American novels. 1 hour and 1/2 performance with Q&A after. An introduction of the Big Read its purpose, programs, and Shakespeare At Play events will be presented. Big Read bookmarks, CDs and reader's guides will be given away.

Event Location: Burbank Central Public Library, 110 N Glenoaks Blvd, , Burbank, CA 91502

Date: Tue, Jan 28, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Joslyn Adult Center Reads "The Great Gatsby"

All members of the book club will read "The Great Gatsby" and hold a book discussion on the entire book they have read. Big Read bookmarks and reader’s guides will be given away.

Event Location: Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506

Date: Thu, Jan 30, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

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