Do you know about Abraham Lincoln’s many connections with the Bard? Scholars have mentioned how our nation’s 16th President drew upon Shakespeare’s writings. This summer, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival in partnership with Bloomington’s Lincoln Festival and Looking for Lincoln, reveals the fascinating ties in a series of free events.
(Reservations recommended starting April 1 online.)
The Festival’s Theatre for Young Audiences premiers a new play for all ages about how a young Abe discovers the genius of Shakespeare’s works and carries that knowledge through his extraordinary life.
The Lincoln Festival in Bloomington offers a wonderful weekend of events July 20-22. Go to VisitBN.org for details.
See the special collections on Shakespeare and Lincoln, presented at ISU’s Milner Library, July 22 only from 1 pm to 3 pm. Watch for details as of June 1 at library.IllinoisState.edu. Also free!
Supported by the Illinois Humanities Council in partnership with Lincoln's Festival on Route 66, Looking for Lincoln, and the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.