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To be or not to be drunk? That is never the question at Drunken Shakespeare.


To be or not to be drunk? That is never the question at Drunken Shakespeare.

WATCH | Drunken Shakespeare is an "open mic night" event at Bar Nine in NYC. It is free and open to the public. The event brings Shakespearean sonnets and monologues to the bar scene. Professional actors and everyday playgoers recite poetry in front of intoxicated audience members. 


The Night Shift Theatre is a theatre company that shines a light on literature that is not normally shown on Broadway. Drunken Shakespeare is one of their current productions. TimeOut New York made Drunken Shakespeare a Critic's Pick. 

The Night Shift Theatre posts on social media to bring actors into Drunken Shakespeare. 

Drunken Shakespeare has been located at Bar Nine since it started in New York City. 

William Shakespeare wrote many plays in his lifetime. However, some doubt that Shakespeare wrote ALL of his works by himself. 

The Oxford University Press suggests that 17 of Shakespeare's plays were written by somebody else. This is based on a study that relied on data taken from different plays. Their new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare will list Christopher Marlowe as a co-author of the three "Henry VI" plays.

To read more about this news, CLICK HERE.

Speaking of drinks... The Alex bar in Washington, D.C., makes a mini bathtub with gin and tonic. The tub pays tribute to the Prohibition era of the 1920's and 30's. During that time, alcohol was made in bathtubs to avoid the attraction of law enforcement.

The Alex does not disappoint when it comes to their cocktail's flare. The drink takes about a week or two to distill, but it is definitely worth the wait. 

CLICK HERE to watch Mixologist Evan M. Cablayan prepare the drink.

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