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Illinois State Normal University staged Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, 1941.

On May 23 and May 24, 1941, Illinois State Normal University staged Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the outdoor amphitheater that was once located at the south end of the Quad.
“Stay, lovely Helena,” Lysander pleads here. “Listen to my excuse. My love, my life, my soul, beautiful Helena!” From left to right: Richard Goodman as Demetrius; Betty Hurdle as Hermia; Wade Hannah as Lysander; and Frances Graves as Helena.


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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

Posted in Historic Photos

July 1st, 2016

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