The plays and poetry of William Shakespeare have had an immense impact on the English language, on theater and the cinema.
But the Bard's words have also inspired some of the world's most beautiful music.
Several of these masterworks will be performed in Play On! A Collaboration of Music and Word on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The musical performance by members of the Bach Aria Soloists, featuring violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane and guitarist Beau Bledsoe will offer works by Bach, Purcell, Handel, and Mendelssohn.
Scenes from Shakespeare's plays (Antony and Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet) will be performed by Heart of America Shakespeare Festival actors John Rensenhouse and Cinnamon Schultz.
Admission is free. A 7 p.m. reception precedes the event. RSVP at Kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available at the Library District parking garage at 10th & Baltimore.