A Conversation with William Shakespeare

Meet the Past
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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6:30 pm
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His comedies, histories, and tragedies have been performed worldwide for more than 400 years, but William Shakespeare’s personal life remains something of a mystery. In a special installment of the unique, Emmy Award-winning series Meet the Past, the famed playwright – as portrayed by Kansas City actor Mark Robbins – sits down with Library Director Crosby Kemper III for a probing, public conversation about his life and celebrated body of work.

Robbins has been a fixture in Kansas City’s theater community as an actor, producer, and director for more than 30 years. He is a founding member of the Kansas City Actors Theatre, directing and appearing in its production of Hamlet in 2014.

Meet the Past with Shakespeare is made possible, in part, by a generous contribution from Joan M. Bruderer, in memory of her father Albert, her mother Anne, and her brother Bob.