you know that Abraham Lincoln has many connections to the Bard? Scholars have studied how our nation’s 16th president drew upon Shakespeare’s writings. In celebration of our state's bicentennial, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival presents a ground-breaking symposium that explores the ties between these two legendary figures.
Presented in partnership with Bloomington-Normal's Lincoln's Festival on Route 66 and Looking for Lincoln, Inc.
All activities are FREE!
Reservations are recommended for these lectures. Reserve your seat online now.
On the same theme, the Festival’s Theatre for Young Audiences premiers Double Double, 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. Written by Nancy Steele Brokaw.
All performances are FREE!
View the special collections on Shakespeare and Lincoln, presented at the Illinois State University Milner Library, July 22 only from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Details available beginning 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.