Anoka County Library - "As You Like It" Program

Project Details by Fiscal Year
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations; End user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or StatusProgram participants will gain an appreciation and deeper understanding of theater, Shakespeare and his play "As You Like It".

Project Overview

Anoka County Library sponsored a Shakespeare event with Lyric Arts Theater. Lyric Arts provided age appropriate Shakespeare programs for adults and teens. Each program included group discussion, a primer provided by Director Stephen O'Toole on the "As You Like It" production and attendance at the program.

Project Details

Total Number of Programs Held: 2
Total Attendance: 15

Organizational Partnership: Lyric Arts Theater.

Fifteen adults read and attended the play and took part in the discussion session. Anoka County Library staff planners learned that Shakespeare was not a vehicle for popular teen programming

A valuable partnership with an Anoka County theater group was established and more programs are in the planning stage.