Joplin, MO (SNS) – To celebrate the Missouri Shakespeare Festival’s upcoming production of “The Tempest” as well as the companion Shakespeare Academy, KXMS will devote five days to the last play the Bard wrote on his own.

Matt Campbell, who plays Caliban in the production to be offered June 23-28 at Missouri Southern State University, and Robert Carlson, director of communications at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School, will join host Jeff Skibbe on “Missouri Southern Live!” at 5 p.m. Monday, June 22.

The festival organizers have teamed with Thomas Jefferson to offer the Shakespeare Academy for middle- and high-school students June 22-26.

A four-day run of Shakespearean music on “Southern Serenade” will begin at 5 p.m.  Tuesday, June 23. Internationally diverse “Tempest”-related music from Thomas Arne (1746) to James Francis Brown (2006) will be accompanied by a telling of “The Tempest” story by Derek Jacobi and Jane Laportaire along with familiar, brief   recitations from the play. Jacobi, whose prologue opened the 2011 film “Anonymous,” is a Shakespearean actor who believes the plays were written by someone other than William Shakespeare.

Also this summer, many more episodes of “Sonnets by Shakespeare” starring Gwen and Duane Hunt will be added to those already airing on 88.7 FM.

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