Shakespeare Week at the Northfield Public Library


Shakespeare in the Park

Books & Stars

Wednesday, 7 pm June 18 Way Park

Join us for a unique encounter with the bard! This evening will include a minstrel wagon, upbeat music, audience interaction, and more!  Presented by The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company.


Stage Combat Workshop

Thursday, June 19 at 5:30-6:30 pm-At the Library (Grades 6-12)

Ever wonder how the slaps, punches, and swordfights happen onstage? Actors from the Great River Shakespeare Festival will lead an interactive stage combat workshop! Don't miss your chance to learn how stage fighting really works, and to try your hand at it, too. This program is designed for grades 6-12. Anyone under age 12 would need to have a parent in attendance.  This program is paid for with funds from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 


Go Behind the Scenes of the Great River Shakespeare Festival

Thursday, June 19 at 6:30-7:30 pm – At the Library (a program for adults)

Join Great River Shakespeare Festival artistic and education staff for a discussion of the 2014 season! You'll get to go behind the scenes of Hamlet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead to explore the process of creating a play from rehearsal to design to performance.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the historical context of the plays and have all of your questions answered.  Both of the GRSF programs are paid for with funds from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

No registration is required for the two GRSF programs. For more information call the Northfield Public Library at 507-645-6606.