The Shakespeare Connection Comes to MLS Libraries


“Alas, poor Yorick.  I used to hang out with him.”

Wait.  That can’t be right.  Can it?

Of course not.  The words do not flow “trippingly on the tongue,” as Hamlet insists good dialogue should be spoken.  Now anyone who wants to get a better feel for the poetry of Shakespearean language, or to learn the intricacies of comedic stage combat, can find The Shakespeare Connection with the Reduxion Theatre Company at a neighborhood Metropolitan Library System library.

“The Shakespeare Connection is a series of five workshops taught by members of the Reduxion company,” said MLS Director of Outreach Services, Dana Morrow.  “We’ve spaced them out all around our service area, which is Oklahoma County, and they’re designed for students, actors, and anyone who enjoys the color and excitement of good theater.  And they’ll be a lot of fun.

“All sessions are free, and if anyone has any questions they can give us a call at 606-3833.”

The schedule for The Shakespeare Connection workshops is:

The Shakespeare Connection is co-sponsored by Reduxion Theatre, Oklahoma Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website,

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at