Lessons Learned From The 'Long, Hot Summer,' And Performing Shakespeare Like A Pro

Jun 6, 2017

During the summer of 1967, racial tension boiled over into spontaneous riots in cities across the country, including Newark, Chicago, Atlanta, and Detroit, pictured here.
Credit Public Domain / Detroit Free Press

Five decades ago, social unrest gripped cities across the country, at one point even spilling into the streets of Kansas City. Today, we find out what the "long, hot summer" of 1967 can teach us about race relations and cultural diversity in present-day America. Then, host Steve Kraske brushes up on his Shakespearean script-reading skills with veteran acting coach and director Ian Wooldridge.

Ian Wooldridge will share insight from his many years of experience directing the works of William Shakespeare at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6. For more information, visit KCLibrary.org.