Sunday, August 26, 2012
Eagle Archive: A New Windsor summer made glorious by William Shakespeare
By Kevin Dayhoff, August 26, 2012 http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/neighborhoods/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0819-20120822,0,3117427.story
On the morning of Aug. 22, in 1485, a defining moment in English history took place with the death of Richard III in the Battle of Bosworth Field.
This of course, leads us directly to the summer of 1938 at Blue Ridge College in New Windsor.
I'll explain … after I wax poetic with William Shakespeare: "Now is the winter of our discontent, Made glorious summer by this son of York…"
Many will recognize that these lines appear in Shakespeare's "Richard III" — the last play of a study in history of the Wars of Roses by Shakespeare, which includes, "Henry VI, parts 1, 2 and 3," "Richard II" and "Henry V." Of all of Shakespeare's work, "Richard III" remains my favorite (followed by, on any given day, "As You Like It").
Throughout the history of our own beloved realm — Carroll County — folks have enjoyed days "made glorious summer by" arts and cultural programs such as church choirs, theater groups and band concerts.
Years ago, outdoor theater also made glorious summer, according to local historian, and now State Senator, Joe Getty, in a piece he wrote for the Historical Society of Carroll County.
Getty wrote that in 1938… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/neighborhoods/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0819-20120822,0,3117427.story
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