LINCROFT, NJ (April 8, 2015) – Brookdale Community College will celebrate the 451st birthday of William Shakespeare with its fifth annual Read-A-Thon on Thursday, April 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Lincroft campus.

Community members are invited to dress as their favorite Shakespearean villain and join Brookdale students and faculty in reading from the Bard’s works for a full 90 minutes.

Individual and group readings of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets are all encouraged. Spectators are welcome as well.

“This event motivates people to try out their reading and acting skills, but more so to conquer their apprehension over Shakespeare’s language,” said Brookdale English Professor James Cody. “It demonstrates that Shakespeare can be fun.”

The event will be held in the Performing Arts Center, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Refreshments will be served. Free parking is available in Lot 1.

For more information contact Professor James Cody at or call (732) 224-2681.