A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Central Library is closed due to a suspected gas leak. All other locations are open regular hours. We expect to be open as usual tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11.
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.