A Midsummer Night's Dream | Newberry

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Original artwork for A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Childcraft

Original artwork for A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Childcraft, 1975 (uncatalogued)

Melanie Keller

Melanie Keller, Director

Shakespeare Project of Chicago
Saturday, February 16, 2019

10 am to 12:30 pm

Ruggles Hall

This performance will be held at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Open to the Public
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Other Renaissance Programs

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
Nor hath love’s mind of any judgement taste;
Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste.
And therefore is love said to be a child
Because in choice he is so oft beguiled.

A theatrical reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by Melanie Keller.

An informative talk by a dramaturg begins fifteen minutes before the performance, which is followed by a question-and-answer session with the director and cast. The Shakespeare Project was founded in 1993 and has performed at the Newberry Library since 2003.

NOTE: This performance will be held at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 East Chestnut Street (the Newberry is closed for the President’s Day holiday).

Download a PDF flyer for this year’s Shakespeare Project of Chicago programs at the Newberry, to post and distribute, and explore the Newberry’s collection of early Shakespeare editions.

Cosponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies and the Department of Public Engagement.

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Cost and Registration Information 

Free and open to the public; no registration required. Note that this performance will be held at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 East Chestnut Street.

Questions? Contact us at publicprograms@newberry.org or 312-255-3610.