Shakespeare for the Young

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Titania wakes up in Midsummer Magic. Photo: Sarah O'Halloran

On June 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Deanwood Library, 1350 49th St. NE and July 2 at 2 p.m. at Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW, see “Midsummer Magic.” Based on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” it is an interactive show for 2 to 8-year-olds. Three puppeteers bring the characters of Puck, Oberon, Titania, Fairy and Bottom to life with their story of love, mischief and forgiveness. Children are introduced to a puppet William Shakespeare, who helps tell the story. A song and a workshop with ukulele will held after the end of the show.

On Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Deanwood Library, 1350 49th St. NE, see “The Tiniest Tempest.” Based on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” this is an interactive show for 4 to 10-year-olds. Four puppeteers bring the characters of Miranda and Prospero, Antonio and Alonso, and Caliban and Ariel to life with their story of hurt and love as well as revenge and forgiveness on an island. The puppets are both large-bodied and shadow puppets. A stick puppet of William Shakespeare helps start the story. The workshop with ukulele and song follows. ShakespeareForTheYoung.com.