"Sleep no more!"GAMBIER, Ohio (April 6, 2011)
There won't be any falling asleep over Shakespeare on Friday — or Saturday. A twenty-four hour reading of Shakespeare plays begins at 4:00 p.m. Friday.
The nightCAPS are hosting the second year of the Shakespeare marathon. The group is Kenyon's student nocturnal literary society and organizes evening readings of poetry and prose.
Tracey Hutchings-Goetz '11, nightCAPS president, said, "The main purpose of all nightCAPS events is to provide a venue outside of the classroom where students, faculty and the public can meet and share literature that they love in an informal and friendly atmosphere." All members of the Kenyon community are invited to take part in reading from selected Shakespearean works throughout the session at Ascension Hall 320.
Hutchings-Goetz conceded that "things are bound to get a little strange when you stay up all night reading." And last year that meant tackling Titus Andronicus at 3:00 a.m. This year the marathon begins with Hamlet followed by Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, Twelfth Night, King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, MacBeth and, finally, The Tempest. The nightCAPs hope the marathon becomes a Kenyon tradition. The marathon continues until 4:00 pm on Saturday. Snacks and pizza will be provided.
By Cate Flanagan '11