What Fools These Mortals Be!
Founded in 1993, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to bringing the Bard’s great plays free of charge to Kansas City audiences.
The season kicks off on June 19 in Southmoreland Park with the magic-and-comedy-filled romance A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The next night, June 20, marks the opening of Antony and Cleopatra, a tragedy inspired by the famous romance between a Roman warrior and the Queen of Egypt.
Check out the following free presentations inspired by this year’s Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.
All programs begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Cohen Conference Center of the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Cleopatra and Ethics: Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make Shakespeare
Adam Potthast, Park University
Monday, June 11, 2012
Romantic Love and Gender Relations in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Laurie Ellinghausen, UMKC
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Art and Artistry of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: An Illustrative Summary and Performance History
Thomas Canfield, UMKC
Monday, June 25, 2012
Behind the Scenes – A Two-Show Season: Double Everything
Sidonie Garrett, producing artistic director.
PRESENTED BY SPARK