July 20, 2016
Free Movies Include "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum
BISMARCK—The public is invited to attend free films based on Shakespeare’s plays each Tuesday in July at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, 612 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck. The film screenings are presented in conjunction with the "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare" exhibit on view in the James E. Sperry Gallery through July 31. The final film in the series, "A Midsummer Night's Dream,” will be shown at 10 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. on July 26 in the Russell Reid Auditorium. A discussion after the 7 p.m. screening will be led by Dan Rogers, former theater director at Bismarck State College.
Directed by Michael Hoffman, this 1999 film version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a comedic fantasy based on the play by William Shakespeare. The ensemble cast features Kevin Kline as Bottom, Stanley Tucci as Puck, Rupert Everett and Michelle Pfeiffer as Oberon and Titania, and Calista Flockhart, Anna Friel, Christian Bale, and Dominic West as the four lovers. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" runs 116 minutes and is rated PG-13.
This program is part of the State Historical Society of North Dakota’s "Shaking Up Shakespeare" festival in July, presented in collaboration with Capitol Shakespeare and funded in part by the North Dakota Humanities Council. For more information visit history.nd.gov/shakespeare or contact Erik Holland, curator of education, at 701.328.2792. Find a calendar of upcoming State Historical Society events at history.nd.gov/events.
Erik Holland, 701.328.2792
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