“Shakespeare has always been something of a mystery to young people and seems to overwhelm with the stories and language,” Michael Kelly said, “so I wanted to steer that type of thinking into something helpful.”
Shakespeare in Action
Wendy Krekeler used to be a professional actor. However, she couldn’t find enough work to make it her career. “You get to a certain age and you just realize you have to have a career and think about retirement,” she said. “I loved being an actor. It was the thing that got me get up in the morning.”
The Highland Creek library bustled with animated adaptations of Shakespearean plays recently. The library is one of 30 to host the Shakespeare for Kids Library Club, a kids literacy program created by Shakespeare in Action, a professional theatre company bringing the playwright’s works to young people across Ontario.