In honor of the Bard, Chelsea Plaza came alive (with prose) - Delaware


Apr. 23, 2019 4:37 pm

In honor of the Bard, Chelsea Plaza came alive (with prose)

The new downtown walkway became the new home of Shakespeare Day on Market Street.

Charles Lane Cowen of Trinity Episcopal, Shakespeare Day 2019

(Photo by Holly Quinn)

You may not have known it has a name, but Chelsea Plaza — that recently-added walkway between Chelsea Tavern and UDairy Creamery — became a fully-functioning community space this week. The 4th Annual Shakespeare Day organized by DelShakes celebrated the 455th birthday of The Bard by presenting volunteer-read excerpts from all 38 of his plays in about 40 minutes.

Readers included a mix of local business people, State workers, community activists, clergy, educators, entrepreneurs, actors, artists, beer brewers, ice cream-makers and members of the media (including this reporter — I read a line from “Henry IV, Part 1”).

The walkway, which was under construction for most of the last year, connects Market Street with Shipley Street, the Residences of Mid-Town Park and the parking garage. The Buccini/Pollin Group-owned block has some new construction coming this summer (including a rumored beer garden).

Here are some of the Shakespeare Day highlights:

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