April last year, we celebrated World Book and Copyright Day as well as Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with a splendid little gathering. We continue the tradition this year with SHAKE IT OFF: A Shakespearean Open Mic Night on April 25 (Saturday) starting 5pm.

The Atrium at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street will be a makeshift Globe Theater and you, our dear friends, take center stage. If you’re a fan of spoken word, this a great chance to see it in a different context.

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Besides the impromptu performances, catch the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) with excerpts from William and Literature professor Leon Peckson as he explains why he does not like sonnets. We will also be raffling off copies of Dr. Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks and Shakespeare Star Wars: The Empire Striketh Back.

Here’s a glimpse of the program:

5:00-5:05 WELCOMING REMARKS
5:05-5:20 PETA’S WILLIAM: Excerpt 1
5:20-6:00 OPEN-MIC PORTION
6:00-6:30 “WHY I DON’T LIKE SONNETS” by Leon Peckson
6:30-6:50 OPEN-MIC PORTION
6:50-7:00 PETA’S WILLIAM: Excerpt 2
7:00-7:10 RAFFLE AND CLOSING REMARKS

*To participate in the open-mic portion: Just approach the designated organizers at the venue to let them know which piece you want to perform and how you want to be introduced. More instructions will be given during the program. Don’t worry, you may bring a copy of the passage for your reference.

You are encouraged to stick to pieces written by Shakespeare or are heavily influenced by him (for example: excerpts from the Shakespeare Star Wars Series by Ian Doescher).

Admission is free.

For inquiries, email events@fullybookedonline.com

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