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Malone University students attempt to honor William Shakespeare’s birthday with world’s record

April 7, 2014 | Release # 6894

Balcony sceneIt may not be "Guinness" but a world's record by any other name would smell just as sweet. And this particular world's record would land in the books of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

Alpha Rho Iota, the Malone University branch of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, and the University's Shakespeare class plan to celebrate The Bard's 450th birthday by attempting to break the world's record for "Most Participants in the Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene."

The current record is 160, set in Boston. The unique birthday celebration will take place Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. on the steps of the Everett L. Cattell Library located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. Student participant registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Cake and Early Modern-era cookies will be served. For more information, contact Randi Pahlau, instructor of English at 330-471-8218.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
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Cell: 330-324-2424

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