Shakespeare Colloquy: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night's DreamAnne Gilhuly will give a talk on William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Monday evening, June 1, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in the Library. Actors Elizabeth Atkeson and Dick Leonard will read scenes from the play.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world. The play is a romantic comedy about the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, and their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens, and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest.

Anne Gilhuly, a Classics teacher at Greenwich Continuing Education, leads the continuing series of Shakespeare talks at Perrot, which have included Henry V, Othello, The Tempest, As You Like It, Richard II, Richard III, Twelfth Night, and Edward III, among others. This is the eleventh year that Perrot has sponsored these programs about Shakespeare’s plays.

Note also that Shakespeare on the Sound will be performing the play in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, from July 4th-12th, 2009 (except Monday the 6th), at 7:30 p.m. A representative from the company will be at the June 1st event to tell the audience about the performances.

We invite you to attend this free event, made possible by contributions from the members of the Perrot Memorial Library. We appreciate their support. Further information about this and other programs is available by calling 637-3870.

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