Shakespeare's First Folio in Duluth

KUMD is excited to join in celebrating Shakespeare during the Folger First Folio Tour at UMD.  "The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare" is on display at the UMD Tweed Museum of Art, October 4th-26th!

The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states and all month the community is celebrating the contributions of William Shakespeare, on stage, screen, in concert and on stage, in conversation and celebration.  Events are scheduled every day of the month of October.

KUMD is a proud sponsor of "Remixing Shakespeare" at Karpeles Manuscript Library, a concert with original music by Low performed as a live score to original silent film adaptations.

Catch information about daily Shakespeare events on KUMD's Northland Morning, Radio Gallery and throughout the daily broadcast. 

Celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare with us! #firstfolioduluth

First Folio Duluth  information
Low concert " Remixing Shakespeare"

Tickets available here

Joellyn Rock

Maybe your imagination was piqued at an early age by the adventures of Mr Bill or Gumby.  If that's the case, we wanted to give you the heads-up that UMD Art Education students are offering a free stop-motion animation workshop tomorrow (Tuesday, November 15) at the Tweed Museum of Art.  The event is free, open to the public, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's First Folio and the Tweed's current show, but you could probably work in Pokey if you really tried.


KUMD is a proud sponsor of Low: Remixing Shakespeare at Karpeles Manuscript Library, a concert with original music by Low, performed as a live score to silent film adaptations of "The Tempest" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Congratulations to all the KUMD listeners who won tickets ~ enjoy the show!

The Tweed Museum of Art is hosting The Folger Library 400 year Anniversary tour of Shakespeare's First Folio this month and we all have one more week to see it on display here in Duluth.  The first folio will move  out on Wednesday October 26 but the accompanying shows will continue through the year.  

Ten Thousand Things

Even for professional actors, like those in Ten Thousand Things' production of Pericles, finding the extremes of Shakespeare's characters can be a challenge.

But they've found their mentors - and their inspiration - in their unconventional audiences.

Annie Dugan says Shakespeare's first folio is a little like "The Wizard of Oz."

Perhaps not in so many words.

But the executive director of the Duluth Art Institute continues to marvel at the "richness of storytelling" that Shakespeare's works have given us to explore ... and in turn, the riot of color and events stemming from the black and white pages of the First Folio.

More on the First Folio exhibit is here.

©Wise Fool Shakespeare

Wise Fool Shakespeare opens their production of "Othello" tonight, another bright light in the constellation of events surrounding the arrival of William Shakespeare's First Folio in Duluth.  

Poor Ophelia.

Torn between the conflicting demands and definitions of her father, brother and Hamlet (or perhaps their habit of speaking for her instead of letting her speak for herself), she is driven mad.

Radio Gallery: First Folio

Oct 5, 2016

Radio Gallery joins the celebration of the long awaited arrival of The First Folio of Shakespeare.  

Folger Shakespeare Library

Northlanders don't get this excited about something unless there's a puck involved.

In this instance, it's a Puck.

Shakespeare isn't just for English classes and acting students any more.