New date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
Gordon Library’s Meet the Author Series continues on Tuesday, March 21 with Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas. Join us at 4:00pm in the FLIP space on the 3rd floor of the library to hear co-author Michelle Ephraim and illustrator Jim Monaco discuss this humorous book of cocktails.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Location: Gordon Library, FLIP Space, 3rd floor
The presentation will include a Q&A session, followed by an informal reception with light refreshments. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
About the Book (Penguin Random House):
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 (hilariously doctored to feature some hard-partying Shakespearean protagonists) and Mini-Bards you can raid for extra context and commentary, Shakespeare, Not Stirred is a completely intoxicating experience.
About the Author and Illustrator:
Associate Professor of English
WPI Department of Humanities & Arts
Michelle Ephraim is the Shakespeare scholar at WPI. She is the author of Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage (Ashgate, 2008) as well as numerous articles on 16th- and 17th-century literature. Professor Ephraim also teaches writing courses: Short Story, Creative Non-Fiction, and Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy. Her essays have appeared in publications such as the Washington Post, McSweeney’s, Lilith, Tikkun, The Morning News, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her award-winning blog, Everyday Shakespeare, co-written with fellow Shakespearean Caroline Bicks (Associate Professor, Boston College), became the inspiration for their literary humor book, Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas (Penguin, 2015 and Scribe, 2015). Professor Ephraim and Shakespeare, Not Stirred have been featured in The Boston Globe, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian, WGBH Boston Public Radio, WBUR “Here and Now,” The Huffington Post, The Improper Bostonian, and other media venues.
Senior Instructional Media Specialist
WPI Academic Technology Center
Jim Monaco supports faculty, staff, and students on the use of instructional technologies including visual presentations, graphics, multimedia content, online course materials, and animations. He also works with faculty to identify appropriate hardware and software to meet their needs.