“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is one of Shakespeare’s funniest plays. We look past the fairies and donkeys to find a man deeply connected to nature. Using our local landscape of longleaf forests, sinkholes, and springs, we explore the Bard’s words like never before.
EcoShakespeare is a partnership between WFSU and the Southern Shakespeare Festival, Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, Palmetto Expeditions, and the Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park- and our viewers. We invited our viewers to join us on EcoAdventures like none we had ever done. We would hike, we would learn about nature- so far, nothing out of the ordinary. The twist was the actors performing Shakespearean scenes, right there by lakes and in the forest.
In the end, Shakespeare has a lot to tell us about nature, and even our local bioregion. And our Red Hills/ Forgotten coast ecosystems can tell us a lot about the Bard as well. Enjoy the EcoShakespeare experience.