A Midsummer Night’s Dream

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Join us for a screening of Max Reinhardt’s acclaimed 1935 film adaptation of Shakespeare’s magical romance, featuring Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland, Joe E. Brown, James Cagney (as Bottom), and Mickey Rooney
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
Sunday, June 3, 2012
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

In advance of this year’s Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, audiences can bone up on the Bard with a screening of the classic film A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Directed in 1935 by the great stage director Max Reinhardt this version stars Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland, Joe E. Brown, James Cagney (as Bottom), and Mickey Rooney (as Puck).

The film won Academy Awards and nearly 80 years after its release is still regarded as one of the best movie adaptations ever of a Shakespeare play.