Fun fact: Shakespeare likely wrote A Midsummer Night's Dream as a wedding present for the daughter of a wealthy patron. In each of the last 30 years it has been one of the top 10 plays performed by American high school students. C.L. Barber dubbed it one of his “festive comedies,” and applauded its atmosphere of “unshadowed gaiety.” But five years later Jan Kott described it as built around the “madness liberated by the night and the censorship of the day.” And for 200 years it never appeared onstage without the heavy hand of the censor.
Shakespeare on the Sound Education Director and Macbeth/Christmas Carol actor Nick Urda and Board member/Shakespeare teacher John Love will guide you through A Midsummer Night's Dream and hope to show you why they consider this Shakespeare's most original play in this three-part book club series beginning on Tuesday, May 4. And just in time for Shakespeare on the Sound's production of the play this summer beginning in June! Join their mailing list by emailing contactus@
Copies of the play will be available for pickup at the library or can be accessed digitally via hoopla at their site here.
Register for the book club here!
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Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.